Place:West Yorkshire, England

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NameWest Yorkshire
Alt namesW Yorksource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002; UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [web site] (1997-98) accessed 16 Dec 2002
W Yorkshiresource: Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeMetropolitan county
Coordinates53.7°N 1.583°W
Located inEngland     (1974 - 1986)
See alsoYorkshire, Englandhistorical county which included the three ridings
West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandadministrative county which preceded West Yorkshire (1889-1974)
Contained Places
Borough
Batley ( 1974 - )
Brighouse ( 1974 - )
Halifax ( 1974 - )
Huddersfield ( 1974 - )
Morley ( 1974 - )
Pudsey ( 1974 - )
City district
Daisy-Hill ( 1974 - )
Eccleshill ( 1974 - )
Frizinghall ( 1974 - )
Heaton ( 1974 - )
Horton (near Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Manningham ( 1974 - )
Thackley ( 1974 - )
Thornbury ( 1974 - )
Windhill ( 1974 - )
Civil parish
Ackworth ( 1974 - )
Addingham ( 1974 - )
Adel cum Eccup ( 1974 - )
Almondbury ( 1974 - )
Austhorpe ( 1974 - )
Badsworth ( 1974 - )
Bardsey cum Rigton ( 1974 - )
Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes ( 1974 - )
Birkenshaw ( 1974 - )
Blackshaw ( 1974 - )
Bramham cum Oglethorpe ( 1974 - )
Bramhope and Carlton ( 1974 - )
Burley in Wharfedale ( 1974 - )
Cartworth ( 1974 - )
Chevet ( 1974 - )
Cleckheaton ( 1974 - )
Clifford ( 1974 - )
Clifton (near Hartshead) ( 1974 - )
Collingham with Linton ( 1974 - )
Collingham ( 1974 - )
Conisbrough Parks ( 1974 - )
Dalton (near Huddersfield) ( 1974 - )
Darrington ( 1974 - )
Denby Dale ( 1974 - )
Denholme ( 1974 - )
Drighlington ( 1974 - )
Dunkeswick ( 1974 - )
East Keswick ( 1974 - )
Erringden ( 1974 - )
Fixby ( 1974 - )
Gildersome ( 1974 - )
Great and Little Preston ( 1974 - )
Harden ( 1974 - )
Harewood ( 1974 - )
Hartshead ( 1974 - )
Havercroft with Cold Hiendley ( 1974 - )
Hawksworth ( 1974 - )
Haworth and Cross Roads and Stanbury ( 1974 - )
Hebden Royd ( 1974 - )
Heckmondwike ( 1974 - )
Hemsworth ( 1974 - )
Heptonstall ( 1974 - )
Hessle with Hill Top ( 1974 - )
Holme Valley ( 1974 - )
Holmfirth ( 1974 - )
Hunsworth ( 1974 - )
Huntwick with Foulby and Nostell ( 1974 - )
Kirkburton ( 1974 - )
Ledsham ( 1974 - )
Ledston ( 1974 - )
Lightcliffe ( 1974 - )
Lindley (near Huddersfield) ( 1974 - )
Liversedge ( 1974 - )
Lockwood ( 1974 - )
Lotherton-cum-Aberford ( 1974 - )
Meltham ( 1974 - )
Menston ( 1974 - )
Micklefield ( 1974 - )
Milnsbridge ( 1974 - )
Mirfield ( 1974 - )
Morton (near Keighley) ( 1974 - )
Norland ( 1974 - )
North Elmsall ( 1974 - )
Norwood Green and Coley ( 1974 - )
Notton ( 1974 - )
Parlington ( 1974 - )
Pool-in-Wharfedale ( 1974 - )
Ripponden ( 1974 - )
Ryhill (near Wakefield) ( 1974 - )
Sandy Lane ( 1974 - )
Scammonden ( 1974 - )
Shafton ( 1974 - )
Sharlston ( 1974 - )
Silsden ( 1974 - )
Sitlington ( 1974 - )
South Elmsall ( 1974 - )
South Hiendley ( 1974 - )
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe ( 1974 - )
Steeton-with-Eastburn ( 1974 - )
Studley Roger ( 1974 - )
Swillington ( 1974 - )
Thorner ( 1974 - )
Thorp Arch ( 1974 - )
Todmorden ( 1974 - )
Upper Greetland ( 1974 - )
Wadsworth ( 1974 - )
Walton (near Wetherby) ( 1974 - )
Warmfield cum Heath ( 1974 - )
Weardley ( 1974 - )
West Bretton ( 1974 - )
West Hardwick ( 1974 - )
Wetherby ( 1974 - )
Wike (Leeds) ( 1974 - )
Wilsden ( 1974 - )
Winterset ( 1974 - )
Woolley ( 1974 - )
Wothersome ( 1974 - )
Wrose ( 1974 - )
District municipality
Bradford (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Calderdale ( 1974 - )
Kirklees ( 1974 - )
Leeds (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Wakefield (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Former village
Scammonden ( 1974 - )
Hamlet
Bank Top ( 1974 - )
Bramwith Sand ( 1974 - )
Carlton in Wharfedale ( 1974 - )
Chevet ( 1974 - )
Clifton (near Hartshead) ( 1974 - )
Daisy-Hill ( 1974 - )
Erringden ( 1974 - )
Frizinghall ( 1974 - )
Hall Bower ( 1974 - )
Holme Banks ( 1974 - )
Lane Village ( 1974 - )
Laneside ( 1974 - )
Lotherton ( 1974 - )
Middleton (near Rothwell) ( 1974 - )
Rothwell Haigh ( 1974 - )
Thackley ( 1974 - )
Thorncliffe ( 1974 - )
Thorpe (near Rothwell) ( 1974 - )
West Hardwick ( 1974 - )
Winterset ( 1974 - )
Wothersome ( 1974 - )
Inhabited place
Aberford ( 1974 - )
Ackroyden ( 1974 - )
Ackton ( 1974 - )
Ackworth Moor Top
Ackworth ( 1974 - )
Addingham ( 1974 - )
Adwalton ( 1974 - )
Allerton (Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Allerton Bywater ( 1974 - )
Almondbury ( 1974 - )
Altofts ( 1974 - )
Alwoodley ( 1974 - )
Armitage Bridge ( 1974 - )
Arthington ( 1974 - )
Austonley ( 1974 - )
Badsworth ( 1974 - )
Baildon ( 1974 - )
Bardsey ( 1974 - )
Barkisland ( 1974 - )
Barwick-in-Elmet ( 1974 - )
Batley Carr ( 1974 - )
Berry Brow ( 1974 - )
Bingley ( 1974 - )
Birkby ( 1974 - )
Birkenshaw ( 1974 - )
Birstall ( 1974 - )
Bolton (near Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Boston Spa ( 1974 - )
Bowling ( 1974 - )
Bradley ( 1974 - )
Bramham ( 1974 - )
Bramhope ( 1974 - )
Bramley (near Leeds) ( 1974 - )
Brighouse ( 1974 - )
Brockholes (Kirklees) ( 1974 - )
Burley in Wharfedale ( 1974 - )
Calverley ( 1974 - )
Carlton
Castleford ( 1974 - )
Churwell ( 1974 - )
Clayton (near Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Clayton West ( 1974 - )
Clayton West
Clayton
Cleckheaton ( 1974 - )
Cliffe (near Holmfirth) ( 1974 - )
Clifford ( 1974 - )
Clifton
Clough Foot
Cold Hiendley
Collingham ( 1974 - )
Colton
Compton
Cookridge
Copley ( 1974 - )
Cornholme ( 1974 - )
Cornholme
Cottingley
Cragg Vale ( 1974 - )
Crigglestone ( 1974 - )
Crofton ( 1974 - )
Cullingworth ( 1974 - )
Dalton
Darrington ( 1974 - )
Denby Dale ( 1974 - )
Denholme ( 1974 - )
Dewsbury ( 1974 - )
Drighlington ( 1974 - )
East Ardsley ( 1974 - )
East Carlton
East Keswick ( 1974 - )
East Morton
East Rigton ( 1974 - )
Eastwood ( 1974 - )
Eccleshill ( 1974 - )
Eldwick
Elland ( 1974 - )
Emley ( 1974 - )
Esholt ( 1974 - )
Fairburn Ings
Farnley (near Leeds) ( 1974 - )
Farnley Tyas
Farnley
Farsley ( 1974 - )
Fartown (near Huddersfield) ( 1974 - )
Fitzwilliam
Flockton
Fulneck ( 1974 - )
Gildersome ( 1974 - )
Gipton
Golcar ( 1974 - )
Gomersal ( 1974 - )
Great and Little Preston ( 1974 - )
Greengates ( 1974 - )
Guiseley ( 1974 - )
Hainworth
Halton
Hanging Heaton
Harewood ( 1974 - )
Hartshead ( 1974 - )
Hawksworth ( 1974 - )
Haworth ( 1974 - )
Haworth
Heaton ( 1974 - )
Hebden Bridge ( 1974 - )
Hebden Royd ( 1974 - )
Heckmondwike ( 1974 - )
Hemsworth ( 1974 - )
Heptonstall ( 1974 - )
Hepworth ( 1974 - )
Hessle
High Ackworth
Highburton
Hipperholme ( 1974 - )
Holmbridge ( 1974 - )
Holme (village) ( 1974 - )
Holme ( 1974 - )
Holmfield ( 1974 - )
Holmfirth ( 1974 - )
Holywell Green ( 1974 - )
Honley ( 1974 - )
Horbury ( 1974 - )
Horton (near Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Huddersfield ( 1974 - )
Hunsworth ( 1974 - )
Idle ( 1974 - )
Ilkley ( 1974 - )
Illingworth ( 1974 - )
Keighley ( 1974 - )
Kiddal Lane End
Kildwick ( 1974 - 2004 )
Kinsley
Kippax ( 1974 - )
Kirkburton ( 1974 - )
Kirkheaton ( 1974 - )
Kirkstall
Knottingley ( 1974 - )
Langfield ( 1974 - )
Laycock
Ledsham ( 1974 - )
Ledston ( 1974 - )
Ledston
Lightcliffe ( 1974 - )
Linthwaite ( 1974 - )
Linton
Little Lepton
Liversedge ( 1974 - )
Lofthouse ( 1974 - )
Longwood ( 1974 - )
Low Ackworth
Lower Cumberworth
Lower Denby
Luddenden ( 1974 - )
Luddenden
Lumb
Lumbfoot
Manston
Marsden ( 1974 - )
Meltham ( 1974 - )
Menston ( 1974 - )
Methley ( 1974 - )
Micklefield ( 1974 - )
Midgley (Calderdale) ( 1974 - )
Milnsbridge ( 1974 - )
Mirfield ( 1974 - )
Mixenden ( 1974 - )
Moldgreen ( 1974 - )
Moorthorpe
Morley ( 1974 - )
Mytholm ( 1974 - )
Mytholm
Mytholmroyd ( 1974 - )
Netherthong ( 1974 - )
Netherton (near Huddersfield) ( 1974 - )
New Mill ( 1974 - )
Newmillerdam
Newsholme
Newsome ( 1974 - )
Norland ( 1974 - )
Normanton ( 1974 - )
North Bierley ( 1974 - )
Northowram ( 1974 - )
Nostell
Notton ( 1974 - )
Oakenshaw
Oakworth
Oglethorpe ( 1974 - )
Old Lindley
Old Town
Ossett ( 1974 - )
Otley ( 1974 - )
Oulton
Outlane
Ovenden ( 1974 - )
Oxenhope ( 1974 - )
Pole Moor
Pontefract ( 1974 - )
Pudsey ( 1974 - )
Queensbury ( 1974 - )
Rastrick ( 1974 - )
Rawdon ( 1974 - )
Riddlesden
Ripponden ( 1974 - )
Rishworth ( 1974 - )
Rothwell ( 1974 - )
Ryhill (near Wakefield) ( 1974 - )
Salendine Nook ( 1974 - )
Saltaire
Scarcroft ( 1974 - )
Scholes (near Holmfirth) ( 1974 - )
Scholes (near Leeds) ( 1974 - )
Scholes-in-Elmet
Shadwell ( 1974 - )
Sharlston ( 1974 - )
Shelf ( 1974 - )
Shelley
Shibden
Shipley ( 1974 - )
Silsden ( 1974 - )
Skelmanthorpe ( 1974 - )
Slack
Slaithwaite ( 1974 - )
South Crosland ( 1974 - )
South Elmsall ( 1974 - )
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe ( 1974 - )
Southowram ( 1974 - )
Sowerby Bridge ( 1974 - )
Sowerby ( 1974 - )
Sowerby
Sowood ( 1974 - )
Soyland ( 1974 - )
Stainland ( 1974 - )
Stanbury ( 1974 - )
Streethouse
Studley Roger ( 1974 - )
Tanshelf ( 1974 - )
Thornbury ( 1974 - )
Thorner ( 1974 - )
Thornhill ( 1974 - )
Thornton (near Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Thornton
Thorp Arch ( 1974 - )
Tingley ( 1974 - )
Todmorden ( 1974 - )
Tong ( 1974 - )
Topcliffe
Triangle
Tyersall ( 1974 - )
Upper Denby
Upper Greetland ( 1974 - )
Upperthong ( 1974 - )
Upton
Wadsworth ( 1974 - )
Walsden ( 1974 - )
Walsden
Walton (near Wakefield) ( 1974 - )
Walton (near Wetherby) ( 1974 - )
Warley Town
Warley ( 1974 - )
Water Fryston
West Ardsley ( 1974 - )
West Bretton ( 1974 - )
West Carlton
West Morton
West Vale ( 1974 - )
Wetherby ( 1974 - )
Wheatley (Calderdale) ( 1974 - )
Whitkirk ( 1974 - )
Wibsey ( 1974 - )
Wilsden ( 1974 - )
Windhill ( 1974 - )
Wooldale ( 1974 - )
Woolley ( 1974 - )
Wrose ( 1974 - )
Wyke (Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Yeadon ( 1974 - )
Parish
Ackworth ( 1974 - )
Calverley ( 1974 - )
Crofton ( 1974 - )
Ferry Fryston ( 1974 - )
Gomersal ( 1974 - )
Kirkburton ( 1974 - )
Kirkheaton ( 1974 - )
Methley ( 1974 - )
Normanton ( 1974 - )
Rothwell ( 1974 - )
Thornhill ( 1974 - )
Warmfield cum Heath ( 1974 - )
Rural district
Hepton Rural ( 1974 - )
Todmorden Rural ( 1974 - )
Settlement
Cumberworth ( 1974 - )
Suburb
Allerton (Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Almondbury ( 1974 - )
Armley ( 1974 - )
Beeston ( 1974 - )
Birchencliffe ( 1974 - )
Bolton (near Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Boothtown ( 1974 - )
Bramley (near Leeds) ( 1974 - )
Burley (near Leeds) ( 1974 - )
Chapel Allerton ( 1974 - )
Chickenley ( 1974 - )
Clayton (near Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Dalton (near Huddersfield) ( 1974 - )
Dewsbury Moor ( 1974 - )
Earls Heaton ( 1974 - )
Farnley (near Leeds) ( 1974 - )
Fartown (near Huddersfield) ( 1974 - )
Ferry Fryston ( 1974 - )
Fixby ( 1974 - )
Greengates ( 1974 - )
Headingley cum Burley ( 1974 - )
Headingley ( 1974 - )
Holbeck ( 1974 - )
Hunslet ( 1974 - )
Idle ( 1974 - )
Lepton ( 1974 - )
Lindley (near Huddersfield) ( 1974 - )
Lockwood ( 1974 - )
Longwood ( 1974 - )
Manningham ( 1974 - )
Middleton (near Leeds) ( 1974 - )
Morley ( 1974 - )
Newsome ( 1974 - )
North Bierley ( 1974 - )
Ovenden ( 1974 - )
Paddock ( 1974 - )
Potternewton ( 1974 - )
Ravensthorpe ( 1974 - )
Roundhay ( 1974 - )
Salendine Nook ( 1974 - )
Savile Town ( 1974 - )
Seacroft ( 1974 - )
Shadwell ( 1974 - )
Skircoat ( 1974 - )
Stanley ( 1974 - )
Stanningley ( 1974 - )
Stansfield ( 1974 - )
Thornhill Lees ( 1974 - )
Thornton (near Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Tyersall ( 1974 - )
Wainstalls ( 1974 - )
Warmfield cum Heath ( 1974 - )
Whitkirk ( 1974 - )
Wortley (near Leeds) ( 1974 - )
Township
Stansfield ( 1974 - )
Urban district
Aireborough ( 1974 - )
Altofts ( 1974 - )
Ardsley (near Leeds) ( 1974 - )
Baildon ( 1974 - )
Barkisland ( 1974 - )
Bingley ( 1974 - )
Birstall ( 1974 - )
Castleford ( 1974 - )
Clayton (near Bradford) ( 1974 - )
Clayton West ( 1974 - )
Cleckheaton ( 1974 - )
Colne Valley ( 1974 - )
Denholme ( 1974 - )
Farsley ( 1974 - )
Garforth ( 1974 - )
Gildersome ( 1974 - )
Golcar ( 1974 - )
Guiseley ( 1974 - )
Hebden Royd ( 1974 - )
Heckmondwike ( 1974 - )
Hemsworth ( 1974 - )
Hipperholme ( 1974 - )
Holmfirth ( 1974 - )
Horbury ( 1974 - )
Horsforth ( 1974 - )
Ilkley ( 1974 - )
Knottingley ( 1974 - )
Liversedge ( 1974 - )
Mirfield ( 1974 - )
Normanton ( 1974 - )
Rothwell ( 1974 - )
Shipley ( 1974 - )
Silsden ( 1974 - )
South Crosland ( 1974 - )
Southowram ( 1974 - )
Stanley ( 1974 - )
Wheatley (Calderdale) ( 1974 - )
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West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of 2.2 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 (to the south), Greater Manchester (to the south-west), Lancashire (to the north-west), North Yorkshire (to the north and east) and South Yorkshire (to the south-east).

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 , 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.

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