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This article discusses the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds. For information on the city itself, see Leeds.
City of Leeds
Image:EnglandLeeds.png
Geography
Status:Metropolitan borough, City (1893)
Historic county:Yorkshire (West Riding)
Region:Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial County:West Yorkshire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 90th
551.72 km²
Admin. HQ:Leeds
ONS code:00DA
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
Ranked 2nd
723,100
1,311 / km²
Ethnicity:91.8% White
4.5% S.Asian
1.4% Afro-Carib.
Politics

Coat of arms of Leeds

Leeds City Council
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/

Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Labour / Liberal Democrats / Conservative / Green
MPs:John Battle, Hilary Benn, Colin Burgon, Colin Challen, Fabian Hamilton, George Mudie, Greg Mulholland, Paul Truswell

The City of Leeds is a metropolitan borough with city status in West Yorkshire in northern England, stretching from Otley and Wetherby in the north, on the border with North Yorkshire, to the border with the district of Wakefield in the south, and from Pudsey on the border with the district of the City of Bradford in the west, to Garforth and Micklefield in the east. It is named after its major settlement, Leeds, which is also the administrative seat. To the south and west, the borders of the district cover mostly urban and suburban areas. To the east and north, the district also includes urban and suburban areas with a little green space.

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[edit] History

The metropolitan borough was formed in 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from the area of the former County Borough of Leeds, Aireborough Urban District, Horsforth Urban District, the Municipal Borough of Morley, Otley Urban District, the Municipal Borough of Pudsey, Rothwell Urban District and parts of Tadcaster Rural District, Wetherby Rural District and Wharfedale Rural District.

[edit] Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Leeds at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added4 Agriculture1 Industry2 Services3
1995 8,713 43 2,652 6,018
2000 11,681 32 2,771 8,878
2003 13,637 36 3,018 10,583

Note 1: includes hunting and forestry

Note 2: includes energy and construction

Note 3: includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

Note 4: Components may not sum to totals due to rounding

[edit] Places in the district

Other areas within the Leeds Metropolitan boundary include:

[edit] Town twinning

The City of Leeds' town twins are:

[edit] External links


Metropolitan County of West Yorkshire

City of Bradford | City of Leeds | City of Wakefield
Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale | Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees


Districts of Yorkshire and the Humber Image:Yorkshire rose.svg
Barnsley | Bradford | Calderdale | Craven | Doncaster | East Riding of Yorkshire | Hambleton | Harrogate | Hull | Kirklees | Leeds | North Lincolnshire | North East Lincolnshire | Richmondshire | Rotherham | Ryedale | Scarborough | Selby | Sheffield | Wakefield | York
Counties with multiple districts: North Yorkshire - South Yorkshire - West Yorkshire


 
Places with City status in England
Image:Flag of England.svg
Bath | Birmingham | Bradford | Brighton & Hove | Bristol | Cambridge | Canterbury | Carlisle | Chester | Chichester | Coventry | Derby | Durham | Ely | Exeter | Gloucester | Hereford | Kingston upon Hull | Lancaster | Leeds | Leicester | Lichfield | Lincoln | Liverpool | London (City of London and Westminster) | Manchester | Newcastle upon Tyne | Norwich | Nottingham | Oxford | Peterborough | Plymouth | Portsmouth | Preston | Ripon | Saint Albans | Salford | Salisbury | Sheffield | Southampton | Stoke-on-Trent | Sunderland | Truro | Wakefield | Wells | Winchester | Wolverhampton | Worcester | York


Coordinates: 53°47′59″N, 1°32′57″Wde:City of Leeds no:City of Leeds sv:Leeds (storstadsdistrikt)

City of Leeds

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