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Welcome to Sunderland

Sunderland is a port city and the main settlement of the metropolitan borough of the City of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, North East England. It is situated at the mouth of the River Wear, approximately 16km (10 miles) south-east of Newcastle upon Tyne and roughly 19km (12 miles) north-east of the City of Durham. A person from Sunderland is sometimes known as a Mackem. The dialect of Sunderland is known as Mackem, and contains a large amount of vocabulary and distinctive words and pronunciations not used in other parts of the United Kingdom. 

The only professional sporting team in Sunderland is the football team, Sunderland A.F.C., and was elected to the Football League in 1890. Sunderland supporters are one of the oldest fan bases in England.

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