West Yorkshire

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West Yorkshire
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Status: Ceremonial County
Metropolitan County
Region : Yorkshire and the Humber
Area : 2,209 km²
Population: 2,320,214 ( 2018 )
Population density : 1,050 / km²
Metropolitan Boroughs
Metropolitan Boroughs in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England . It roughly corresponds to the core of the West Riding of traditional Yorkshire . West Yorkshire is bordered by Lancashire , Greater Manchester , Derbyshire , North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire .

The county consists of the five metropolitan boroughs Bradford , Calderdale , Kirklees , Leeds and Wakefield . It was formed in the course of local government reform in 1974; In 1986 the county administration was abolished. Since then, the Metropolitan Boroughs have been de facto Unitary Authorities , although West Yorkshire continues to exist legally and is a ceremonial county .

towns and places


  • Harewood House
  • Cliffe Hall, also known as Cliffe Castle
  • Emley Moor television tower
  • Esholt Hall
  • Farnley Hall
  • Firsby Hall
  • Kirklees Hall
  • Ledston Hall
  • Linthwaite Hall
  • Linton Hall
  • Lotherton Hall
  • Kershaw House
  • East Riddlesden Hall
  • Oulton Hall
  • Shelley Hall
  • Shibden Hall
  • Tong Hall
  • Walton Hall
  • Bretton Hall
  • Kirkstall Abbey , Kirklees Priory, Nostell Priory, Pontefract Priory
  • Scarcroft watermill
  • Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth
  • Royal Armories Museum, Leeds
  • Colne Valley Museum
  • Pennine Farm Museum, Ripponden
  • Pontefract Museum
  • West Yorkshire Folk Museum, Shibden
  • National Mining Museum for England (Netherton)
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton
  • Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
  • Seckar Woods
  • New Swillington Ings Nature Reserve
  • Scammonden Water, Deanhead Reservoir
  • Aire & Calder Navigation
  • Calder and Hebble Navigation
  • Huddersfield Broad Canal
  • Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Standedge Tunnel
  • Leeds and Liverpool Canal
  • Knottingley & Goole Canal
  • Rochdale Canal
  • Document Supply Center, part of the British Library

Web links

Commons : West Yorkshire  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

Coordinates: 53 ° 44 ′  N , 1 ° 41 ′  W