Leeds is a city in the English county of West Yorkshire and administrative headquarters of the Metropolitan Borough of Leeds City. According to the census, Leeds had a total of 440 954 inhabitants in 2010, making it the fifth largest city in the United Kingdom. Leeds is the cultural, financial, commercial and sport center of the West Yorkshire Urban Area, a metropolitan area with 1.5 million inhabitants and the Leeds City Region, a metropolitan region with 2.9 million population. According to the Office for National Statistics Leeds is the fastest growing city in the United Kingdom.
Leeds is located about 310 km north-west of London. The city lies on the River Aire in a fairly narrow point of the Aire Valley on the eastern foothills of the Pennines. The highest point of the city is at 340m above sea level and the lowest point at 30 meters, the city is located about 63 m. above sea level. NN. The city of Wakefield is bordered to the south city limits, lies to the southwest in Kirklees and West Bradford. The Leeds city center is surrounded by an inner ring road, which made parts of the A-roads A58, A61, A64, A643 and M621 results.
The Music Festival Leeds Festival takes place annually in the park Bramham Park instead, play it well-known British musicians of the rock and indie rock. The city is also home to the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, which since 1963 give-known pianist concerts. The Leeds International Film Festival is the UK’s biggest film festival outside London with an international competition program. Around 200 films will be screened at the festival. Famous music groups from Leeds are iLiKETRAiNS, Chumbawamba, Gang of Four, The Mekons, the Kaiser Chiefs, The Music, The Pigeon Detectives, The Sisters of Mercy and The Sunshine Underground.