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UK > South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. It has a population of 1.29 million. It consists of four metropolitan boroughs: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and the city of Sheffield. South Yorkshire was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.

Lying on the east side of the Pennines, South Yorkshire is landlocked, and borders Derbyshire (to the south-west), West Yorkshire (to the northwest), North Yorkshire (to the north), the East Riding of Yorkshire (to the northeast), Lincolnshire (to the east) and Nottinghamshire (to the southeast). The Sheffield Urban Area is the sixth most populous conurbation in England, and dominates the western half of South Yorkshire with over half of the county's population living within it.

South Yorkshire County Council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now effectively unitary authority areas; however, the metropolitan county, which is some 1,552 square kilometres (599 sq mi), continues to exist in law and as a geographic frame of reference. As a ceremonial county, South Yorkshire has a Lord Lieutenant and a High Sheriff.

South Yorkshire is an amalgamation of 32 former local government districts from the former administrative counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, the West Riding of Yorkshire, and four independent county boroughs.

Locations within the South Yorkshire:

Adwick le Street
Aldwarke
Ardsley
Arksey
Armthorpe
Askern
Aston
Attercliffe
Auckley
Barnbrough
Barnby Dun
Barnsley
Beighton
Bentley
Birdwell
Blackburn
Bolton upon Dearne
Bradfield
Braithwell
Bramley
Brampton en le Morthen
Brightside
Brodsworth
Burghwallis
Campsall
Canklow
Cantley
Carbrook
Carcroft
Carlton
Cawthorne
Chapeltown
Clayton
Conisbrough
Cudworth
Darfield
Darnall
Darton
Deepcar
Dinnington
Dodworth
Doncaster
Dore
Dunford Bridge
Ecclesall
Ecclesfield
Elsecar
Fenwick
Firbeck
Fishlake
Frecheville
Fulwood
Gildingwells
Greasbrough
Great Houghton
Greenhill
Grenoside
Grimesthorpe
Haigh
Handsworth
Harlington
Harthill
Hatfield
Hazelhead
Heeley
Hickleton
High Hazels
Hillsborough
Hooton Roberts
Hoyland Nether
Ingbirchworth
Kilnhurst
Kimberworth
Kirk Bramwith
Kirk Sandall
Kiveton Park
Langsett
Laughton en le Morthen
Little Houghton
Longley
Loversall
Maltby
Manor
Marr
Mexborough
Mosbrough
Moss
Neepsend
Nether Edge
Norton
Orgreave
Oughtibridge
Park Gate
Penistone
Pickburn
Rawmarsh
Rossington
Rotherham
Royston
Shafton
Sheffield
Silkstone
Skellow
South Elmsall
Sprotbrough
Stainborough
Staincross
Stainforth
Stainton
Stannington
Stocksbridge
Sutton
Swallownest
Swinton
Sykehouse
Tankersley
Templeborough
Thorne
Thorpe Salvin
Thrybergh
Thurlstone
Tickhill
Tinsley
Todwick
Treeton
Ughill
Ulley
Wadsley
Wadworth
Wales
Walkley
Warmsworth
Wath upon Dearne
Wentworth
West Melton
Wharncliffe Side
Whiston
Wickersley
Wincobank
Wombwell
Woodhouse
Woodhouse Mill
Woodseats
Woodsetts
Worsborough
Worsbrough Bridge
Wortley

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Status: Ceremonial & Metropolitan county (no county council)
Region: Yorkshire & the Humber
Area: 1,552 sq. km
Admin HQ: No county town
ONS code: 2C
NUTS 3: UKE3
Population: 1,285,600 (2005 est.)
Council: No county council

 

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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