Leeds

Leeds is the largest city in the county of West Yorkshire, England. Leeds is to the east of Bradford, north of Sheffield, south-west of York, and north-east of Manchester. The city forms the core of the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, which also includes the towns of Horsforth, Morley, Otley, Pudsey, Rothwell and Wetherby.Leeds was a small manorial borough in the 13th century, becoming a major centre for the production and trading of wool in the 17th and 18th centuries, then a major mill town during the Industrial Revolution; wool was still the dominant industry, but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing, and other industries were also important. From being a market town in the valley of the River Aire in the 16th century, Leeds expanded and absorbed the surrounding villages to become a populous urban centre by the mid-20th century. Leeds attained City status in 1893.
Leeds (with a 474,632 population) is the largest subdivision of the West Yorkshire Built-up Area (2011 census classification) and the Yorkshire and Humber region's most populous. West Yorkshire BUA is the UK's fourth-most populous urban area with a reported population of 1.8 million in 2013. The metropolitan borough governed from the city had a population of 793,139, the 2nd most populous district in England.
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  • Country

    🇬🇧 United Kingdom
  • Language

    English
  • Currency

    Pound sterling – GBP – £
  • Calling Code

    +44
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