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Peterlee, Durham

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Peterlee, Durham

Peterlee is a small town built under the New Towns Act of 1946, in County Durham, England. Founded in 1948, Peterlee town originally mostly housed coal miners and their families. Peterlee has strong economic and community ties with Sunderland and Hartlepool.
Administrative CountyDurham
Traditional CountyDurham
OS GridNZ4240
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityDurham
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCounty Durham and Darlington
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code0191
Population30,093 (2001)

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