Leeds is a city in the county of West Yorkshire, England.The city lies in the valley of the River Aire in the eastern foothills of the Pennines.The city is the largest in the county with a population of 516,298, while the larger City of Leeds metropolitan borough had a population of 793,139 (mid-2019 est.) The city is part of the West Yorkshire Built-up Area, the fourth-largest urban area in ...
Leeds /lʲiːdz/ (?·i) es una ciudad y un importante centro metropolitano en Yorkshire del Oeste, en la zona norte de Inglaterra. Está ubicada sobre el río Aire. 1 Antiguamente formaba parte del West Riding of Yorkshire.
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The City of Leeds is a city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. The metropolitan borough includes the administrative centre of Leeds and the towns of Farsley, Garforth, Guiseley, Horsforth, Morley, Otley, Pudsey, Rothwell, Wetherby and Yeadon. It has a population of 793,139, making it technically the second largest city in England ...
The Borough of Leeds was created in 1207, when Maurice Paynel, lord of the manor, granted a charter covering a small area adjacent to a crossing of the River Aire, between the old settlement centred on Leeds Parish Church to the east and the manor house and mills to the west. In
The district and its settlements are situated in the eastern foothills of the Pennines astride the River Aire whose valley, the Aire Gap, provides a road and rail corridor that facilitates communications with cities to the west of the Pennines. The district extends 15 miles from east to west and 13 miles from north to south; with over 65% covered w...
Leeds City Council is the local authority of the district. The council is composed of 99 councillors, three for each of the city's 33 wards. Elections are held three years out of four, on the first Thursday of May. One third of the councillors are elected, for a four-year term, in each election. 2004 saw all seats up for election due to boundary ch...
Leeds United Football Club is an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The club was formed in 1919 and play their home game's at Elland Road. The club competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football, following promotion from the EFL Championship during the 2019—20 season.
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In Roman times, Leeds was called 'Loidis' which means 'People of the flowing river'. Leeds grew into a large city, mainly during Victorian times, when many factories were built in the city, making cloth as well as other products. Most of these factories have now closed. With the building of many of the factories and mills in Leeds, many canals and ...
Today Leeds still has many factories and offices for large companies. The City Centre has attracted many shops, offices, pubs, restaurants and bars. Leeds now has some skyscrapers such as Bridgewater Place. Leeds and Manchester are the most important cities for business in the North of England. Many bankshave their offices in Leeds. Many flats have...
Leeds has a large railway station in the City Centre as well as many smaller ones in suburbs. It also has an airport called Leeds Bradford International Airport. There are many motorways in and around the city as well. Leeds has a bus station with 26 stands, and more stands for National Express services going to other cities. However, it is too sma...Canal Gardens in Roundhay ParkVictoria QuarterThe ruins of Kirkstall AbbeyElland Road football ground
The name "Leeds" is first attested in the form "Loidis": around 731 Bede mentioned it in book II, chapter 14 of his Historia ecclesiastica, in a discussion of an altar surviving from a church erected by Edwin of Northumbria, located in "...regione quae vocatur Loidis" ('the region known as Loidis').