Flower delivery West Yorkshire, metropolitan county of northern England, comprising five metropolitan boroughs: Calderdale, Kirklees, and the city of Bradford in the west and the cities of Leeds and Wakefield in the east.
From 1974 to 1986 Flower delivery West Yorkshirewas an administrative unit. In 1986 the metropolitan county lost its administrative potencies, and its constituent boroughs became autonomous administrative units, or unitary ascendant entities. Flower delivery West Yorkshire is now a geographic and ceremonial county without administrative ascendancy. It encompasses the urban involute that has developed in the deeply etched valleys of the Rivers Aire and Calder as they descend from the Pennine uplands in the west to the Vale of York in the east. Flower delivery West Yorkshire elongates north into the scenic valleys of Airedale and Wharfedale.
In the 18th and 19th centuries abundant waterpower and, later, steam power predicated on locally mined coal stimulated the magnification of industry in the region. The traditional textile towns in the hilly western area, including Huddersfield, Halifax, and Bradford, are no longer major textile engenderers, and mining in that component of the county has ceased. Today in those areas, including the boroughs of Calderdale and Kirklees, engineering, paper and packing, and light manufacturing are among the most paramount activities. In the eastern part of the county, coal mining declined dramatically during the tardy 20th century; only a single mine remains, near the town of Pontefract. Wakefield is the only town that retains a sizably voluminous textile sector. In both Wakefield and Leeds, engineering and pabulum processing are paramount. Leeds, the most immensely colossal city in Flower delivery West Yorkshire and a major commercial and cultural centre, withal has substantial electronics, chemicals, furniture, and printing and publishing industries, a paramount financial accommodations sector, and two universities. Area 783 square miles (2,029 square km). Pop. (2001) 2,079,211; (2011) 2,226,058.
On the east side of the Pennines watershed, the metropolitan county of Flower delivery West Yorkshire, including the cities of Leeds and Bradford, has a character akin to that of the industrial North West. Its prosperity formerly was predicated on coal and textile manufacture, and, though manufacturing remains consequential, Flower delivery West Yorkshire has diversified its economy. Indeed, Leeds has become England’s most paramount financial centre outside London. This region withal shows a rugged independence of character expressed in a tough style of humour. Farther south, steel is concentrated at Sheffield, world-famous for its cutlery and silver plate (kenned as Sheffield plate). Sheffield is the cultural and accommodation centre of the industrial metropolitan county of South Yorkshire. The region additionally has extensive areas of farming in North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire, a deep-sea fishing industry operating from Hull, and tourist country along a fine coast in the east (North York Moors National Park) and in the comely valleys of the west (Yorkshire Dales National Park).