This article is about the city in England. For other articles subjects named Leeds, see Leeds (disambiguation).

Leeds is a city in the county of West Yorkshire, in the north of England.

It had a population of 715,000 in the 2001 census.

Areas within the Leeds Metropolitan boundary include: Aberford, Allerton Bywater, Alwoodley, Ardsley, Armley, Barwick in Elmet, Beeston, Boston Spa, Bramham, Bramhope, Bramley, Burley, Chapel Allerton, Chapel Town, Cookridge, Garforth, Gildersome, Guiseley, Halton, Harehills, Headingley, Horsforth, Hunslet, Kippax, Kirkstall, Methley, Middleton, Morley, Moortown, Otley, Oulton, Pudsey, Rawdon, Rothwell, Rounday, Scarcroft, Scott Hall, Seacroft, Shadwell, Swillington, Wetherby, Wortley and Yeadon.

It is the home of the Royal Armouries Museum North (the main museum is at the Tower of London).

Leeds has two universities, the University of Leeds, with around 28,000 students and Leeds Metropolitan University with around 26,000 (according to UCAS; the LMU website claims 37,000) as well as various higher education colleges, giving it one of the largest student populations in the country. The main campuses of both universities are near the city centre.

An inhabitant of Leeds is locally known as a Loiner. However, the mock-classical adjectives Leodensian and Leodiensian are used by some local sports clubs.

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