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Kingdom of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Flag of Yorkshire
Coaofyorkshire
Flag Coat of arms
Yorkshire in Britain
Yorkshire (excluding Humberside territories) on Great Britannia in dark green.
Capital York
Largest city Leeds
Official languages Yorkshire dialect
Ethnic groups 96% White
2% Asian
1% Black
1% Other
Demonym Yorkshire
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
William Hague
Area
• Total
12,188 km2 (4,706 sq mi)
Population
• 2015 estimate
5.1 million
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
• Total
£81 billion
Currency Pound sterling (£)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
• Summer (DST)
BST (UTC+1)
Date format DD/MM/YY
Drives on the left

The Kingdom of Yorkshire, or Yorkshire is a constitutional monarchy situated on Great Britain in Europe. It consists of three provinces, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire in addition to several territories in Humberside and Heligoland. It shares a border with Britain and the North Sea. The capital city of Yorkshire is York, whilst the largest city is Leeds.

Following the end of the War of the Roses in 1487, Yorkshire became independent from the Kingdom of England as a result of a large rebellion. Near the end of the 17th century, there was a civil war between royalists and republicans. In the early 18th century, a failed revolution also occurred.

Yorkshire is a member of a wide range of organisations. It is a full member of the League of Nations, NATO, World Trade Organization, European Free Trade Association and the OECD. It has very strong relations with neighbouring Britain and France.

Culture

Sport

Rugby league is the national sport of Yorkshire, however association football is more popular. Six rugby league teams from Yorkshire play in the Super League including the Leeds Rhinos, Bradford Bulls, Huddersfield Giants, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Castleford Tigers and the York City Knights. Four association football teams from Yorkshire play in the Premier League including Leeds United, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough F.C. and Bradford City. The Tour de Yorkshire, a cycling tour, is also held in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire made a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2020 Summer Olympics. They will host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The largest stadium is Elland Road and the second largest stadium is the Hillsborough Stadium.

Politics

Political parties

The current Government consists of the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats. The current Prime Minister is William Hague, the leader of the Conservative Party.

The Conservative Party, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats are eurosceptic.

Party Compass Seats
Conservative Party Centre-right
46 / 100
Labour Party Centre-left
38 / 100
Liberal Democrats Centre
6 / 100
Green Party Centre-left
4 / 100
Independent
6 / 100

Foreign relations

Yorkshire has very strong relations with neighbouring Britain and France. It has good relations with NATO and Trans-Pacific Allied Community members. Yorkshire is not a member of the European Union.

Administrative divisions

Region Capital Population
North Yorkshire York 1.2 million
South Yorkshire Sheffield 1.4 million
West Yorkshire Leeds 2.5 million
Region Capital Population
Territories in Humberside Bridlington 100,000
Heligoland Heligoland 1,500

Largest cities

 
Largest cities or towns in Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Rank Province Pop.
1 Leeds West Yorkshire 1,000,000
2 Sheffield South Yorkshire 500,000
3 York North Yorkshire 400,000
4 Wakefield West Yorkshire 325,000
5 Bradford West Yorkshire 300,000
6 Middlesbrough North Yorkshire 150,000
7 Huddersfield West Yorkshire 150,000
8 Doncaster South Yorkshire 125,000
9 Rotherham South Yorkshire 115,000
10 Halifax West Yorkshire 100,000

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