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Bradford is located in Wast Yorkshire
Location within Wast Yorkshire
Area24.85 sq mi (64.4 km2)
Population528,155 [1]
• Density8,981/sq mi (3,468/km2)
OS grid referenceSE163329
• Lunnon174 mi (280 km) S
Metropolitan burgh
Metropolitan coonty
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictBD1-BD15
Diallin code01274
PoliceWast Yorkshire
FireWast Yorkshire
EU PairlamentYorkshire an the Humber
UK Pairlament
Leet o places
53°48′00″N 1°45′07″W / 53.8000°N 1.75206°W / 53.8000; -1.75206Coordinates: 53°48′00″N 1°45′07″W / 53.8000°N 1.75206°W / 53.8000; -1.75206

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 mile (13.8 km) wast o Leeds, an 16 mile (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:

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