Washington, Tyne and Wear

Coordinates: 54°54′N 1°31′W / 54.90°N 1.52°W / 54.90; -1.52

Washington is a town in the City of Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear, England, and part of historic County Durham. Washington is located geographically at an equal distance from the centres of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, hence it has close ties to all three cities.

Washington was designated a new town in 1964; it expanded dramatically, by the creation of new villages and the absorption of areas of Chester-le-Street, to house overspill population from surrounding cities.

At the 2011 census, its urban subdivision (which contains the neighboring settlement of New Herrington) had a population of 67,085.


Early references appear around 1096 in Old English as Wasindone. The etymological origin is disputed and there are several proposed theories for how the name "Washington" came about. Early interpretations included Wasindone (people of the hill by the stream, 1096), or Wassyngtona (settlement of Wassa's people, 1183).

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Daily Bulletin 23 Oct 2021
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Amanda Knox Was Exonerated. That Doesn’t Mean She’s Free.

The Roseburg News-Review 23 Oct 2021
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The Electronic Intifada 22 Oct 2021
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We’re Still Here: The Washington Informer Turns 57

The Washington Informer 21 Oct 2021
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Photographer’s exhibit, Black and Brown youth reflect on how they feel unwelcome in many spaces

Chicago Sun-Times 21 Oct 2021
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St George News 21 Oct 2021
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An Indian in California: How molecular biologist Nik Sharma became a celebrated recipe developer

Gulf News 18 Oct 2021
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Washington DC-based Rapper Blake Holmes Continues to Change the Game

The Source 16 Oct 2021
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Southern insider vs. UAPB

The Advocate 16 Oct 2021
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TDN 15 Oct 2021
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The first battle in the culture wars: The quality of diversity

McDowell News 14 Oct 2021
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