Other large settlements in the region include Darlington; Gateshead; Hartlepool; Middlesbrough; South Shields; Stockton-on-Tees and Washington.The region is generally hilly and sparsely populated in the North and West, and urban and arable in the East and South.The highest point in the region is The Cheviot, in the Cheviot Hills, at 815 metres (2,674 ft).
Its historic importance is very visible by Northumberland's ancient castles, the two World Heritage Sites of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, and Hadrian's Wall.
In fact Roman archaeology can be found widely across the region and a special exhibitions based around the Roman Fort of Segedunum at Wallsend in Newcastle. Peter's Church in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland and St.
Pauls in Jarrow also hold significant historical value and have a joint bid to become a World Heritage Site.
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The North East is one of the nine regions of England that are classified at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.
It covers Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and the Tees Valley.
The region is home to three large conurbations: Teesside, Wearside, and Tyneside, the latter of which is the largest of the three and the eighth most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom.
There are only three cities in the region; Newcastle upon Tyne is the largest city in the region with a population of just under 280,000 followed by Sunderland, both of which are located in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear.
The city of Durham is the county town of County Durham.