West Riding of Yorkshire
The West Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three former administrative regions of the traditional county of Yorkshire in England.
The county of Yorkshire was divided into three areas, so-called Ridings (from the Old Norse þriðing, "third part ", a legacy of the Scandinavian settlers of the 9th century ) divided: In addition to the West Riding the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Riding of Yorkshire were. After 1888, traditional counties were replaced by the administrative counties, the three Ridings became independent administrative counties. This status is retained the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. Then the heartland of the West Ridings in the new metropolitan county of West Yorkshire was converted. The southern parts came to the newly formed metropolitan county of South Yorkshire; the districts of Craven and Harrogate for the county of North Yorkshire. Small parts of the territory were assigned to the counties of Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and East Riding of Yorkshire.
Until its dissolution in the West Riding an area of 7169 km ² had. At its territory included the et al Cities Barnsley, Batley, Bradford, Brighouse, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Halifax, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Morley, Ossett, Pontefract, Pudsey, Ripon, Rotherham, Sheffield, Todmorden and Wakefield.
- English county
- Geography (Yorkshire and the Humber )