The English town of Hartlepool is located within the northeastern part of England. The town of Hartlepool is also a busy port area. The town of Hartlepool was originally founded around the Hartlepool abbey during the seventh century. The village grew during the middle ages and it developed a harbour that was used as an official port for the County palatine.
The town of Hartlepool is located within the authority area, which is part of the Borough that is known as Hartlepool. The town is part of the County Durham for ceremonial purposes.
The town of Hartlepool is located about eight miles from Billingham, twenty five miles from Darlington, seventeen miles from Durham, twelve miles from Middlesborough, thirty miles from Newcastle upon Tyne, eight miles from Peterlee, seventeen miles from Seaham, thirteen miles from Sedgefield, ten miles from Stockton on Tees and also about twenty one miles from Sunderland. The town of Leek is also surrounded by a number of small villages, which include Belle Vue, Hart, Elwick and Greatham to name a few.
One Member of Parliament represents the town of Hartlepool within House of Commons. The current Member of Parliament, which represents the town, is known as Iain Wright and he is part of the Labour party. The town of Hartlepool is separated into the seventeen different wards and these are known as Bruns, Fens, Dyke House, Brinkburn and Greatham to name a few.
The town of Hartlepool has a strong educational network, which consists of six secondary schools and a vast number of primary schools.