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Huddersfield,city (1991 pop. 147,825), Kirklees metropolitan district, N central England, on the Colne River. Its textile industry, including cotton, woolen, and rayon goods, is important. Other products are machinery, iron goods, chemicals, and dyed fabrics. Historically, the proximity of coal and transportation facilities by river, canal, and rail contributed greatly to Huddersfield's development. The history of the city dates back to Roman times.
a town in N England, in Kirklees unitary authority, West Yorkshire, on the River Colne: former textile centre, now with varied manufacturing and services; university 1992. Pop.: 146 234 (2001)