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Where is Wakefield?

Wakefield is located in the county of West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, three miles north-east of the town of Horbury, and 161 miles north of London. Wakefield lies five miles north-west of the South Yorkshire border, and was historically in the county of Yorkshire. Wakefield falls within the metropolitan district council of Wakefield. It is in the WF1 postcode district. The post town for Wakefield is Wakefield.

Wakefield on a map

Map showing extent of Wakefield as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Wakefield
Map showing location of Wakefield within the UK
Location of Wakefield within the UK

Which county is Wakefield in?

Wakefield is in the ceremonial county of West Yorkshire, and the historic county of Yorkshire.

Ceremonial CountyWest Yorkshire
Historic CountyYorkshire

Where is Wakefield in West Yorkshire?

Wakefield is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of West Yorkshire, and towards the easternmost extremity of West Yorkshire.

Map showing location of Wakefield within West Yorkshire
Location of Wakefield within West Yorkshire

What is the postcode for Wakefield?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Wakefield is WF1 3AW.

Where is Wakefield in WF1?

Wakefield is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the WF1 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the WF1 postcode district.

Map showing location of Wakefield within WF1
Location of Wakefield within WF1

What is the post town for Wakefield?

The post town for Wakefield is Wakefield. Wakefield is in the WF1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Wakefield.

What is the latitude and longitude of Wakefield?

The centre of Wakefield is located at position 53.68371° latitude and -1.49817° longitude.

Latitude53.68371°
Longitude-1.49817°

What is the easting and northing of Wakefield?

The centre of Wakefield is located at the grid reference easting 433242 and northing 420922 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting433242
Northing420922

What are the nearest towns to Wakefield?

Position of Wakefield relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Wakefield to the centre of the town.

north-east
3m
Wakefield is 3 miles north-east of Horbury
east
3m
Wakefield is 3 miles east of Ossett
west
4m
Wakefield is 4 miles west of Normanton
south
5m
Wakefield is 5 miles south of Rothwell
east
5m
Wakefield is 5 miles east of Dewsbury
west
6m
Wakefield is 6 miles west of Featherstone
east
6m
Wakefield is 6 miles east of Batley
north
6m
Wakefield is 6 miles north of Royston
south-east
6m
Wakefield is 6 miles south-east of Morley
south-west
7m
Wakefield is 7 miles south-west of Castleford

What are the nearest cities to Wakefield?

Position of Wakefield relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Wakefield to the centre of the city.

south
8m
Wakefield is 8 miles south of Leeds
south-east
13m
Wakefield is 13 miles south-east of Bradford
north
21m
Wakefield is 21 miles north of Sheffield
south-west
26m
Wakefield is 26 miles south-west of York
south
31m
Wakefield is 31 miles south of Ripon
north-east
34m
Wakefield is 34 miles north-east of Manchester
north-east
36m
Wakefield is 36 miles north-east of Salford
west
48m
Wakefield is 48 miles west of Kingston upon Hull
east
50m
Wakefield is 50 miles east of Preston
north-west
50m
Wakefield is 50 miles north-west of Lincoln

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