About Leeds

Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England, the principal settlement in the City of Leeds metropolitan district. In the 2011 census the City of Leeds had an estimated population of 757,700 making it the third largest city in the United Kingdom. The 2011 census also showed that the West Yorkshire Urban Area had a population of 1,777,934, whilst the Leeds City Region, an economic area with Leeds at its core, had a population of 3,000,000

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