Shown athin England
|Status||Metropolitan coonty &
(Local Govrenment Act 1972)
|Region||Yorkshire an the Humber|
2,029 km2 (783 sq mi)
|Admin HQ||Wakefield (1972-1986)|
- Total (2005)
1,044 /km2 (2,700 /sq mi)
8.7% S. Asie
|Nae coonty cooncil
West Yorkshire Joint Services
|Members o Parliament||
Wast Yorkshire (Inglis: West Yorkshire} is a metropolitan coonty athin the Yorkshire an the Humber region o Ingland wi a population o 2.2 million. Wast Yorkshire came intae existence as a metropolitan coonty in 1974 efter the passage o the Local Govrenment Act 1972.
Wast Yorkshire, which is landlockit, consists o five metropolitan burghs (City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds an City of Wakefield) an shares borders wi the coonties o Derbyshire (tae the sooth), Greater Manchester (tae the sooth-wast), Lancashire (tae the north-wast), North Yorkshire (tae the north an east) an Sooth Yorkshire (to the south-east).
West Yorkshire County Council wis abolished in 1986, an so its destricts (the metropolitan burghs) are nou effectively unitary authorities. Housomeivver, the metropolitan coonty, which covers an aurie o 2,029 square kilometres (783 sq mi), continues tae exist in law, an as a geographic frame o reference.
References[edit | edit source]
- Arnold-Baker, C., Local Government Act 1972, (1973)
- Office of National Statistics – Gazetteer of the old and new geographies of the United Kingdom, p. 48. Retrieved 14 December 2006.
- Metropolitan Counties and Districts, Beginners' Guide to UK Geography, Office for National Statistics, 17 September 2004. Retrieved 11 January 2007.
- Yorkshire and Humber Counties, The Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 14 February 2007.