Wast Yorkshire (Inglis: West Yorkshire} is a metropolitan coonty athin the Yorkshire an the Humber region o Ingland wi a population o 2.2 million. Wast Yorkshire came intae existence as a metropolitan coonty in 1974 efter the passage o the Local Govrenment Act 1972.[1]


Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Constituent kintraIngland
RegionYorkshire an the Humber
(Local Govrenment Act 1972)
Ceremonial coonty
Area[convert: needs a number]
 • Rankit o 48
 • Rankit o 48
Density[convert: needs a number]
Ethnicity88.6% White
8.7% S. Asie
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time (UTC)
 • Simmer (DST)Breetish Simmer Time (UTC+1)

Wast Yorkshire, which is landlockit, consists o five metropolitan burghs (City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds an City of Wakefield) an skares mairches wi the coonties o Derbyshire (tae the sooth), Greater Manchester (tae the sooth-wast), Lancashire (tae the north-wast), North Yorkshire (tae the north an east) an Sooth Yorkshire (tae the sooth-east).

West Yorkshire Coonty Council wis abolished in 1986, an sae its destricts (the metropolitan burghs) are nou effectively unitary authorities. Housomeivver, the metropolitan coonty, whilk covers an aurie o 2,029 square kilometre (783 sq mi), continues tae exist in law, an as a geographic frame o reference.[2][3][4]

Wast Yorkshire encompasses the Wast Yorkshire Urban Aurie, whilk is the maist biggit-up an biggest urban aurie athin the historic coonty boundaries o Yorkshire.


  1. Arnold-Baker, C., Local Government Act 1972, (1973)
  2. Office of National Statistics Archived 2003-12-23 at the UK Government Web Archive – Gazetteer of the old and new geographies of the United Kingdom, p. 48. Retrieved 14 December 2006.
  3. Metropolitan Counties and Districts Archived 2002-06-06 at the UK Government Web Archive, Beginners' Guide to UK Geography, Office for National Statistics, 17 September 2004. Retrieved 11 January 2007.
  4. Yorkshire and Humber Counties, The Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 14 February 2007.

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