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Coordinates 53 ° 39 ′  N , 1 ° 47 ′  W Coordinates: 53 ° 39 ′  N , 1 ° 47 ′  W
Huddersfield (England)
Residents 146,234 (as of 2001)
ZIP code section HD
prefix 01484
Part of the country England
region Yorkshire and the Humber
Shire county West Yorkshire
District Kirklees

Huddersfield is a city in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees in the English county of West Yorkshire . According to the 2001 census, Huddersfield had a total of 146,234 residents.


Huddersfield lies at the foot of the Pennines between Oldham ( Lancashire ) and Bradford . The Huddersfield Narrow Canal connects the city with Ashton-under-Lyne .

Economy and Infrastructure

Huddersfield's history has resulted in a strong identification of Huddersfield with the textile industry . Like other places in West Yorkshire, Huddersfield has low purchasing power. The pharmaceutical industry is an important industry in and around Huddersfield.


In the city is the University of Huddersfield with about 24,000 students.


The local soccer club Huddersfield Town , founded on January 1, 1908, rose to the Premier League in 2017 . The club is nicknamed The Terriers and plays at John Smith's Stadium .

Huddersfield is considered the birthplace of the rugby league sport . In contrast to the amateur system of rugby union at the time, rugby league was a professional sport. It was created in 1895 from the splitting off of 21 Northern English clubs from the Rugby Football Union Association and the re-establishment of the Northern Rugby Union Association, today's Rugby Football League . The meeting of these associations took place at the George Hotel in Huddersfield. The clubs also included the Huddersfield Giants, now playing in the Super League , the highest English rugby league league. The club was seven times English champion and six times Challenge Cup winner , but the last title win in one of these competitions was more than 50 years ago.


sons and daughters of the town

Persons connected to Huddersfield

  • Reg Calvert (* 1928, † 1966), music manager and radio adviser, grew up in Huddersfield.
  • Lena Headey (* 1973 on the Bermuda Islands), actress, grew up in Huddersfield.
  • Iron Maiden dedicated the song Sheriff of Huddersfield on the B-side of the single Wasted Years (1986) to their Huddersfield-born manager Rod Smallwood .
  • Paul Hunter (* 1978 in Leeds ), snooker player, died in Huddersfield in 2006.
  • Jackie Leven (* 1950, † 2011), a Scottish singer / songwriter, mentions Huddersfield in his song ClassicNorthernDisions ("I'm in Huddersfield drinking in the slubber's arms") on the album Shining Brother, Shining Sister (2003).
  • David Wagner (* 1971 in Frankfurt am Main ) was the coach of Huddersfield Town from November 2015 to the beginning of 2019 and was promoted to the Premier League with this in 2017.

Web links

Commons : Huddersfield  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files