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City of Bradford
- This article discusses the metropolitan borough and district named the City of Bradford Metropolitan District. For information on the city itself, see Bradford, the district's principal settlement, from which it takes it's name.
|City of Bradford Metropolitan District|
|Status:||Metropolitan borough, City (1897)|
|Region:||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Ceremonial County:||West Yorkshire|
- Total (2003 est.)
1,304 / km²
Bradford City Council
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Terry Rooney, Gerry Sutcliffe, Marsha Singh, Ann Cryer, Christopher Leslie|
Places within the borough boundaries (in addition to the Bradford city area itself) include Addingham , Baildon, Bingley, Burley in Wharfdale , Cottingley, Cullingworth, Denholme , Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Manningham, Menston , Oakworth, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Saltaire, Shipley, Silsden, Steeton with Eastburn , Thornton and Wilsden.
The current borough boundaries date from April 1, 1974, when the county borough of Bradford was merged with the borough of Keighley, the urban districts of Baildon, Bingley, Denholme , Ilkley, Shipley and Silsden, along with part of Queensbury and Shelf urban district and part of Skipton Rural District .
Most of the Bradford city area is still unparished, but there are parish and town councils for most of the outlying towns and villages in the District. At present (November 2004) the following areas are parished:
- Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury
- Sandy Lane
- Steeton with Eastburn
For More Information
More information about the Bradford District is contained under the Bradford entry. There is also a site called bradfordinfo.com which has a range of statistical and other information about the District, and includes a Geographical Information System accesible from mapsandstats.com
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