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Wakefield is a cathedral city in West Yorkshire, situated on the river Calder. The city is the administrative core of the larger City of Wakefield metropolitan area, which had a population of 353,368 in 2021, making it England’s 23rd most populous district. Because it had a cathedral, it was one of the last municipalities to be granted city status in 1888. As the previous administrative centre of the city’s county borough and metropolitan borough, as well as county town of both the West Riding of Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, the city has a town hall and a county hall. Wakefield Cathedral is the city’s most visible landmark. Wakefield’s Grade II Neoclassical Crown Court is another landmark in the Civic Quarter on Wood Street.

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