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UK > West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, that has a population of 2.1 million. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972.

West Yorkshire, which is landlocked, consists of five metropolitan boroughs (City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds and City of Wakefield) and shares borders with the counties of Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire County Council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now effectively unitary authorities. However, the metropolitan county, which covers an area of 2,029 km², continues to exist in law, and as a geographic frame of reference.

West Yorkshire encompasses the West Yorkshire Urban Area, which is the most built-up and biggest urban area within the historic county boundaries of Yorkshire.

 

Locations within West Yorkshire:

Aberford
Addingham
Adel
Almondbury
Altofts
Alverthorpe
Apperley Bridge
Ardsley East
Badsworth
Baildon
Bardsey
Barkisland
Batley
Batley Carr
Beeston
Beeston Hill
Belle Isle
Ben Rhydding
Bierley
Bingley
Birkenshaw
Birstall
Boston Spa
Bradford
Bradley
Bramham
Bramhope
Bramley
Brighouse
Brockholes
Burley in Wharfedale
Buttershaw
Calverley
Carleton
Cartworth
Castleford
Churwell
Clayton
Clayton West
Cleckheaton
Collingham
Cornholme
Crigglestone
Crofton
Cross Gates
Cullingworth
Denby Dale
Denholme
Dewsbury
Drighlington
Dudley Hill
East Hardwick
Eastwood
Elland
Emley
Esholt
Exley
Farnley
Farnley Tyas
Farsley
Featherstone
Fenay Bridge
Ferrybridge
Fitzwilliam
Flockton
Garforth
Gildersome
Golcar
Gomersal
Greetland
Guiseley
Halifax
Harewood
Haworth
Hebden Bridge
Heckmondwike
Hemsworth
Heptonstall
Hepworth
High Ackworth
Hill Top
Hipperholme
Holmbridge
Holme
Holmfirth
Honley
Horbury
Horsforth
Huddersfield
Hunslet
Idle
Ilkley
Ingrow
Keighley
Killingbeck
Kippax
Kirkburton
Kirkhamgate
Kirkheaton
Kirkstall
Knottingley
Knowsthorpe
Ledsham
Ledston
Leeds
Lindley
Linthwaite
Liversedge
Lofthouse
Lofthouse Gate
Low Ackworth
Low Moor
Luddenden Foot
Lydgate
Marsden
Meanwood
Meltham
Menston
Methley
Micklefield
Middlestown
Middleton
Mirfield
Moorside Edge
Moorthorpe
Moortown
Morley
Mytholm
Mytholmroyd
Normanton
North Elmsall
Notton
Oakworth
Ossett
Otley
Ovenden
Oxenhope
Pontefract
Pool
Portsmouth
Pudsey
Purston Jaglin
Queensbury
Rawdon
Ripponden
Rishworth
Robert Town
Robin Hood
Rodley
Rothwell
Ryhill
Saltaire
Scarcroft
Scholes
Seacroft
Shelley
Shepley
Shipley
Silsden
Skelmanthorpe
Slaithwaite
South Crosland
Southowram
Sowerby Bridge
Stainland
Stanley
Stanningley
Steeton
Swillington
Thorner
Thornhill
Thornton
Thorp Arch
Todmorden
Tong
Upton
Utley
Wakefield
Walsden
West Bretton
Wetherby
Whitkirk
Wibsey
Wilsden
Woodlesford
Woolley
Wyke
Yeadon

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Status: Ceremonial & Metropolitan county
Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
Area: 2,029 sq. km
Admin HQ: Wakefield
ONS code:2F
NUTS 3:UKE4
Population: 2,161,200 (2005 est.)
Council: No county council since 1986

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