Bradford

Frae Wikipedia
Lowp tae: navigation, rake

Coordinates: 53°48′00″N 1°45′07″W / 53.8000°N 1.75206°W / 53.8000; -1.75206

Bradford
Coat of arms of Bradford City Council.png
Coat o airms o Bradford
Bradford is locatit in the United Kingdom
Bradford
Bradford

 Bradford shown within the Unitit kinrick
Aurie  24.85 sq mi (64.4 km2)
Population 528,155 [1]
    - Density  8,981/sq mi (3,468/km2)
OS grid reference SE163329
    - Lunnon  174 mi (280 km) S 
Metropolitan borough Ceety o Bradford
Metropolitan coonty Wast Yorkshire
Region
Kintra Ingland
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Post toun BRADFORD
Postcode destrict BD1-BD15
Diallin code 01274
Polis
Fire
Ambulance
EU Pairlament Yorkshire an the Humber
UK Pairlament Bradford East
Bradford Wast
Bradford Sooth
Leet o places
UK
Ingland

Bradford is a lees at the hert o the City of Bradford, a metropolitan burgh o Wast Yorkshire, in Northren Ingland. It is situatit in the fuithills o the Pennines, 8.6 miles (13.8 km) wast o Leeds, an 16 miles (25.7 km) northwast o Wakefield. Bradford became a municipal borough in 1847, an received its chairter as a ceety in 1897. Follaein local govrenment reform in 1974, ceety status wis bestowed upon the wider metropolitan borough.

Bradford haes a population o 293,717, makin it the fowerteent-maist muckle settlement in the UK. Bradford forms pairt o the Wast Yorkshire Urban Aurie conurbation which in 2001 haed a population of 1.5 million an is pairt o the Leeds-Bradford Lairger Urban Zone (LUZ), the third lairgest in the UK efter Lunnon an Manchester, wi an estimatit population in the 2004 Urban Audit o 2.4 million.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Bradford is derived frae the "broad ford" at Church Bank (belaw the steid o Bradford Cathedral) aroond which a settlement haed begun tae appear afore the time o the Norman Conquest ("Bradeford" in the Domesday beuk o 1086). The ford crossed the stream cried Bradford Beck.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bradford is twinned wi a number o places aroond the warld:

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-368259