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ID: 7029507
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of West Yorkshire (county)  West Yorkshire (county)

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 001 37 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.6167  decimal degrees

Note: Metropolitan county in northeastern England with an area of 787 sq mi (2039 sq km), created in 1974 from the western part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1986 the county council was abolished and administrative power devolved to the new unitary authorities of Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield. Coalmining was formerly important but has declined. West Yorkshire remains the center of the English wool textile industry. Comprises deep valleys and woodlands; Pennine uplands occupied by Anglo-Saxons and Scandinavians; seat of baronial power in Middle Ages and battles during War of Roses (1455-1485); steam power, mining, and waterpower stimulated growth during Industrial Revolution.

Names:
West Yorkshire (preferred,C,V,English,U)
W Yorkshire (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
W York (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
Spenborough (NA,V,English,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of West Yorkshire (county)  ................  West Yorkshire (county) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Yorkshire (general region)  ................  Yorkshire (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of West Yorkshire (county)  ....................  West Yorkshire (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  created in 1974
agricultural land (C)
former administrative division (C)
industrial center (C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Spenborough..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
UK00..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
West Yorkshire..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.............................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 597
.............................  GENUKI: Administrative Areas of England
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.............................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 215
.............................  UK National Statistics [online] (2001)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
W York..........  [VP]
.................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
.................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
W Yorkshire..........  [VP]
.......................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 597
..................  GENUKI: Administrative Areas of England
..................  Macmillan Encyclopedia 2001 (2000)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2611450; -2608415
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 215
..................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  UK National Statistics [online] (2001)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Macmillan Encyclopedia 2001 (2000)

 

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