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City of Bradford

UK
Bradford City Hall
Bradford City Hall
Official logo of City of Bradford
Coat of Arms
Nickname(s): 
'Wool City'[1]
Motto(s): 
"Progress-Industry-Humanity"
Bradford shown within England
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 stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial countyWest Yorkshire
Admin HQBradford
Borough Charter1847
City status1897
City of Bradford Met. District created1974
Government
 • TypeMetropolitan borough, City
 • Governing bodyCity of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
 • Lord MayorCllr Naveeda Ikram (L)
 • Deputy Lord MayorCllr Valerie Slater (L)
 • Chief ExecutiveTony Reeves
 • MPs:Philip Davies (C)
Kris Hopkins (C)
Gerry Sutcliffe (L)
David Ward (LD)
George Galloway (R)
Area
 • Total143 sq mi (370 km2)
Population
(2005 est.)
 • Total(Ranked )
 • Density3,341/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 zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
Postcode
Area code(s)01274 (urban core/wider city)
01535 (Keighley)
01943 (Ilkley)
ISO 3166-2GB-BFD
ONS code00CX
NUTS 3UKE41
OS grid referenceSE164331
Euro. Parlt. Const.Yorkshire & the Humber
Websitewww.bradford.gov.uk

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. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  2. National Statistics: Neighbourhood Statistics. "Bradford (Local Authority): Key Figures for People and Society: Population and Migration". Retrieved 2009-05-18.