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City of Wakefield
City and Metropolitan borough
A view over central Wakefield, from Sandal Magna
A view over central Wakefield, from Sandal Magna
Official logo of City of Wakefield
Coat of arms of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial county West Yorkshire
Founded 1974
Area
 • Total 130.7 sq mi (338.6 km2)
Area rank 127th
 • Rank Ranked
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ISO 3166-2 GB-WKF
ONS code 00DB (ONS)
E08000036 (GSS)
NUTS 3
Ethnicity 97.7% White
1.3% S.Asian
Website wakefield.gov.uk

The City of Wakefield (/ˈwkfld/) is a local government district in West Yorkshire, England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. Wakefield is the district's administrative centre. The population of the City of Wakefield at the 2011 Census was 325,837. The district includes the "Five Towns" of Normanton, Pontefract, Featherstone, Castleford and Knottingley. Other towns include Ossett, Hemsworth, South Kirkby & Moorthorpe and South Elmsall. The City and borough are governed by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council. Wakefield lies between Leeds and Sheffield.

In 2010, Wakefield was named as the UK's third 'most musical' City by PRS for Music.

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