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a city on the River Aire in West Yorkshire in northern England; a center of the clothing industry
Leeds () is a city and the administrative centre of the City of Leeds district in West Yorkshire, England. It is built around the River Aire and is in the eastern foothills of the Pennines. The city was a small manorial borough in the 13th century and a market town in the 16th century. It expanded by becoming a major production centre, including of carbonated water where it was invented in the 1760s, and trading centre (mainly with wool) for the 17th and 18th centuries. It was a major mill town during the Industrial Revolution. It was also known for its flax industry, iron foundries, engineering and printing, as well as shopping, with several surviving Victorian era arcades, such as Kirkgate Market. City status was awarded in 1893, and a populous urban centre formed in the following century which absorbed surrounding villages and overtook the population of nearby York.Leeds is about halfway between London and Edinburgh and has multiple motorway links; the M1, M62 and A1(M). The city's railway station is, alongside Manchester Piccadilly, the busiest of its kind in Northern England. It is the county's largest settlement with a population of 516,298, while the larger City of Leeds district has a population of 812,000 (2021 estimate). The city is part of the West Yorkshire Built-up Area, which, with a population of 1.7 million, is the fourth-largest built-up area by population in the United Kingdom.The district has multiple parished and unparished areas. The city and towns (including Morley, Pudsey, Horsforth, Rothwell and Farsley) around the city form a cross-district (Calderdale, City of Bradford, City of Wakefield and Kirklees) continuous built-up area that the metropolitan county is based on.
Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. It is one of the largest and most populous cities in the UK and is known for its diverse economy, higher education institutions such as the University of Leeds, historical architecture, and cultural events and festivals. Additionally, Leeds is noted for its contributions to sport, music, and art.
Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England, the principal settlement in the City of Leeds metropolitan district. In 2001 Leeds' main urban subdivision had a population of 443,247, while in 2011 the City of Leeds had an estimated population of 750,700 making it the third largest city in the United Kingdom. Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Urban Area, which at the 2001 census had a population of 1.5 million, and the Leeds-Bradford Metropolitan Area, of which Leeds is the integral part, had a population of around 2.3 million, making it the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the UK. In addition, the Leeds City Region, an economic area with Leeds at its core, had a population of 3 million. Leeds is the UK's largest centre for business, legal, and financial services outside London, and its office market is considered the best in Europe for value. Leeds is considered a Gamma World City, alongside cities such as Phoenix, St. Petersburg and Valencia under the 2010 GaWC study. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the history of Leeds can be traced to the 5th century when the Kingdom of Elmet was covered by the forest of "Loidis", the origin of the name Leeds. The name has been applied to many administrative entities over the centuries. It changed from being the appellation of a small manorial borough, in the 13th century, through several incarnations, to being the name attached to the present metropolitan borough. In the 17th and 18th centuries Leeds became a major centre for the production and trading of wool. Then, during the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed into a major industrial centre; wool was the dominant industry but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing, and other industries were important. From being a compact market town in the valley of the River Aire in the 16th century Leeds expanded and absorbed the surrounding villages to become a populous urban centre by the mid-20th century.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
fifth city in England, largest in Yorkshire, on the Aire, 25 m. SW. of York, in the West Riding; has been noted for its textile industry since the 16th century, now its woollen manufactures of all kinds are the largest in England, and besides other industries, there are very large manufactures of ready-made clothing, leather, boots and shoes, and iron. There are many fine buildings: St. Peter's Church is the largest; St. John's, consecrated in 1634, still retains the fittings of a "Laudean" church. There is a magnificent infirmary, a grammar-school, and art-gallery. The Yorkshire College is affiliated with Victoria University. Dr. Priestley was a native. A Parliamentary borough only since 1832, it now returns five members.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leeds is ranked #8659 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Leeds surname appeared 3,795 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Leeds.
93.1% or 3,536 total occurrences were White.
2.6% or 99 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.3% or 50 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.2% or 48 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.9% or 36 total occurrences were Black.
0.6% or 26 total occurrences were Asian.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Leeds' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2195
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Leeds' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1970
The numerical value of Leeds in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Leeds in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Professional scepticism was lacking in this audit. Had it been applied, it is likely that certain material misstatements would have been detected, as this is the second final decision notice involving PwC Leeds office in recent years, we have mandated that the firm supplements its ongoing monitoring and support for that office, to further improve the quality of audit work in the future.
Only five cities - Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton - will have new powers to charge polluting vehicles to enter new clean air zones, councils in the dozens of other English cities currently exceeding EU pollution limits must also be given the option of using such powers if their communities support action.
As this is the second final decision notice involving PwC Leeds office in recent years, we have mandated that the firm supplements its ongoing monitoring and support for that office, to further improve the quality of audit work in the future.
The water was fine. There has been a lot of talk about the water quality but I have swam in much worse. It is very, very good, we have trained in a lot hotter. When I was a young kid in the swimming pools of Leeds we trained in a lot hotter water than that so it was fine.
We understand (small businesses) don't have the benefit of large IT tech infrastructure and development, and they need our assistance in this area disproportionately more than a large business would, we've never set up an outpost in a city - in a garage - as we have here in Leeds, and offered these services openly. For us, it's an exciting experiment.
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