City of Bradford

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City of Bradford
City & Metropolitan borough
Bradford City Hall

Coat of Arms
Nickname(s): 'Wool City'[1]
Motto: "Progress-Industry-Humanity"
Bradford shown within England
Coordinates: 53°47′31″N 1°45′14″W / 53.792°N 1.754°W / 53.792; -1.754Coordinates: 53°47′31″N 1°45′14″W / 53.792°N 1.754°W / 53.792; -1.754
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial county West Yorkshire
Admin HQ Bradford
Borough Charter 1847
City status 1897
City of Bradford Met. District created 1974
Government
 • Type Metropolitan borough, City
 • Governing body City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
 • Lord Mayor Cllr Naveeda Ikram (L)
 • Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Valerie Slater (L)
 • Chief Executive Tony Reeves
 • MPs: Philip Davies (C)
Kris Hopkins (C)
Gerry Sutcliffe (L)
David Ward (LD)
George Galloway (R)
Area
 • Total 143 sq mi (370 km2)
Population (2005 est.)
 • Total 493,100 (Ranked 4th)
 • Density 3,341/sq mi (1,290/km2)
 • Ethnicity
(2001 census)[2]
74.9% White
20.5% Asian or Asian British
1.6% Black or Black British
1.9% Mixed Race
1.1% Chinese and other
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
Postcode BD
Area code(s) 01274 (urban core/wider city)
01535 (Keighley)
01943 (Ilkley)
ISO 3166-2 GB-BFD
ONS code 00CX
NUTS 3 UKE41
OS grid reference SE164331
Euro. Parlt. Const. Yorkshire & the Humber

Bradford is a major city in West Yorkshire, England. The city has a population of about 500,000 people. Bradford grew due to its excellence in the textile trades of nineteenth century England. Bradford is home to Bradford City Football Club who became the first English football club to win the current FA Cup trophy in 1911.

Bradford is near to Leeds. The two cities share the Leeds Bradford International Airport.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The rise and fall of Wool City". Yorkshire Post. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/features/The-rise-and-fall-of.3511423.jp. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  2. National Statistics: Neighbourhood Statistics. "Bradford (Local Authority): Key Figures for People and Society: Population and Migration". http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadAreaSearch.do?a=3&c=BRadford&d=13&r=1&o=254&i=1001&m=0&s=1242694853614&enc=1&areaSearchText=BRadford&areaSearchType=13&extendedList=false&searchAreas=Search. Retrieved 2009-05-18.