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Official logo of City of Bradford
Coat of Arms
Bradford shown within England
Bradford shown within England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial county West Yorkshire
Admin HQ Bradford
Borough Charter 1847
City status 1897
City of Bradford Met. District created 1974
 • Type Metropolitan borough, City
 • Governing body City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
 • Lord Mayor Cllr Naveeda Ikram (L)
 • Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Valerie Slater (L)
 • Chief Executive Tony Reeves
 • MPs: Philip Davies (C)
Kris Hopkins (C)
Gerry Sutcliffe (L)
David Ward (LD)
George Galloway (R)
 • Total 143 sq mi (370 km2)
 (2005 est.)
 • Total 493,100 (Ranked 4th)
 • Density 3,341/sq mi (1,290/km2)

Bradford is a major city in West Yorkshire, England. The city has a population of about 500,000 people. Bradford grew due to its excellence in the textile trades of nineteenth century England. Bradford is home to Bradford City Football Club who became the first English football club to win the current FA Cup trophy in 1911.

Bradford is near to Leeds. The two cities share the Leeds Bradford International Airport.


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