Bradford is a large city in West Yorkshire with around 528,000 inhabitants. The city is located in the foothills of the Pennines to the west of Leeds, north of Kirklees, and north east of Halifax.
Bradford grew as a centre of the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution and has suffered from de-industrialisation in recent times. The city has recovered somewhat in the last decade or so and is now home to several important companies in the financial and retail sectors.
In 2009 the city was named by UNESCO as the city of film for the contribution to production and distribution of films. Bradford is also notable for its rugby league team, Victorian architecture and ethnically diverse population.