City of Bradford

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status Metropolitan Borough , City
region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremony county West Yorkshire
Trad. county Yorkshire
Administrative headquarters Bradford
surface 366.42 km²
Residents 537.173
was standing June 30, 2018
ONS code 00CX

Bradford is a metropolitan borough with the status of a city in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire in England . The administrative seat is the city of the same name Bradford , in which almost two thirds of the population live. Other significant places in the borough are Addingham , Baildon , Bingley , Burley in Wharfedale , Denholme , Haworth , Ilkley , Keighley , Menston , Oxenhope , Saltaire , Shipley , Silsden and Thornton .

The reorganization of the borders and the competencies of the local authorities resulted in the formation of the Metropolitan Borough in 1974. The County Borough Bradford, Borough Keighley, the Urban Districts Baildon, Bingley, Denholme, Ilkley, Shipley and Silsden, part of the Urban District Queensbury and Shelf and individual villages of the Rural District Skipton were merged.

In 1986 Bradford became a de facto unitary authority when the central government dissolved the superordinate administration of West Yorkshire. Bradford remained part of West Yorkshire for ceremonial purposes , as well as for individual higher-level functions such as police, fire services and public transport.


In the last general election in 2010 , Labor won three constituencies, Bradford West, Bradford South and Bradford East, while the Conservatives won two constituencies, Shipley and Keighley.

In the city council (as of 2013) no party has an absolute majority: Labor 44, Conservatives 23, Liberal Democrats 8, Greens 3, Others 12.

Town twinning

Bradford currently has the following twinning partnerships:

city coat of arms Country since
Skopje Coat of arms of Skopje.svg North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia North Macedonia 1963
Roubaix Blason ville for Roubaix (north) .svg FranceFrance France 1969
Verviers Héraldique Ville be Verviers.svg BelgiumBelgium Belgium 1970
Mönchengladbach DEU Moenchengladbach COA.svg GermanyGermany Germany 1971
Hamm DEU Hamm COA.svg GermanyGermany Germany 1976
Galway Galway CoA.png IrelandIreland Ireland 1987
Mirpur District
Flag of Azad Kashmir.svg PakistanPakistan Pakistan 1998
friendship contract

Individual evidence

  1. Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  2. ^ Composition of Bradford City Council ( Memento of April 23, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Town twinning of Bradford ( Memento June 28, 2009 in the Internet Archive )

Coordinates: 53 ° 48 ′  N , 1 ° 45 ′  W