Huddersfield is a large market town in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 162,949 at the 2011 census. It lies 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Leeds, 12 miles (19 km) west of Wakefield 23 miles (37 km) and north of Sheffield. As well as 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Manchester. It is the administrative centre of the wider metropolitan borough of Kirklees.
Huddersfield is near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme. Within the historic county boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is the largest urban area in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and the administrative centre of the borough. The town is known for its role in the Industrial Revolution, and for being the birthplaces of rugby league, Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and the film star James Mason. The current Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker was born in Skelmanthorpe
Huddersfield is home to rugby league team Huddersfield Giants, founded in 1864, who play in the Super League, and Championship football team Huddersfield Town A.F.C., founded in 1908. The town is home to the University of Huddersfield and the sixth form colleges Greenhead College, Kirklees College and Huddersfield New College.
Huddersfield is a town of Victorian architecture. Huddersfield railway station is a Grade I listed building described by John Betjeman as “the most splendid station façade in England”, second only to St Pancras, London. The station in St George’s Square was renovated at a cost of £4 million and subsequently won the Europa Nostra award for European architecture.