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Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire and the administrative capital of the City of Leeds area. It is located in the eastern foothills of the Pennines, around the river Aire. It is also the third-largest settlement (by population) in England, behind London and Birmingham. In the 13th century, the city was a tiny manorial borough, and in the 16th century, it was a market town. It grew by becoming a significant manufacturing centre, notably the birthplace of carbonated water in the 1760s, and a commerce centre (mostly with wool) in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is around midway between London and Edinburgh and has several motorway connections, including the M1, M62, and A1. Along with Manchester Piccadilly, the city’s railway station is the busiest of its sort in Northern England.

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