West Yorkshire is one of the many counties of the United Kingdom (England), and was established in 1974. It is divided up into five boroughs: Leeds, Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Bradford.
Wool and fabric textiles used to be the primary industries of the region, with mining also being pretty important (there are still some active mines around today). However, these industries began to decline toward the end of the 20th century, and the banking and finance sectors have taken over. Leeds has become one of the most well-known cities of the county as it has attracted a lot of banks and insurance companies.
West Yorkshire is a great destination to explore natural beauty including the Yorkshire Dales and the sandy beaches of the rugged Yorkshire coast, not to mention the beautiful landscapes of the North York Moors. Additionally, Leeds is a city that offers a cosmopolitan charm while in York you can walk its ancient cobbled streets.
county = condado
borough = municipio
wool = lana
fabric textiles = tejidos
used to be the primary industries = eran las industrias primarias
began to decline = comenzó a decaer
toward the end of the 20th century = hacia el final del siglo 20
have taken over = han asumido el control
rugged = escabrosas (las playas)
landscape = paisaje
cosmopolitan charm = encanto cosmopolita
ancient cobbled streets = antiguas calles adoquinadas