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West Yorkshire Urban Area
Aerial Map of WYUB
Area  370.02 km2 (142.87 sq mi)
Population 1,499,465 
    - Density  4,052 /km2 (10,490 /sq mi)
OS grid reference SE455215
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire

The West Yorkshire Urban Area is a term used by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to refer to a conurbation in West Yorkshire, England, based mainly on Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, but excluding towns such as Castleford, Halifax, Pontefract and Wetherby which though part of the county of West Yorkshire are considered independently. There are substantial areas of agricultural land within the designated area - more than in any other official urban area in England - and many of the towns and cities are only just connected with one another by narrow outlying strips of development.


The ONS gives the conurbation a population of 1,499,465 (2001 census),[1] which makes it the fourth-most populous in the UK. The ONS breaks the area down into the following sub-divisions:[2]


Coordinates: 53°43′N 1°38′W / 53.717°N 1.633°W / 53.717; -1.633



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