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UK Place
Metropolitan boroughCity of Wakefield
Metropolitan countyWest Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Other Information
Postcode districtWF10 WF
Dialling code01977
UK ParliamentNormanton, Pontefract and Castleford

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Castleford is the largest of the five towns within the metropolitan borough of the City of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, England. It is near to Pontefract, and has a population of 37,525 according to the 2001 Census, but has seen a rise in recent years and is now around 45-50,000. To the north the River Calder joins the River Aire and the Aire and Calder Navigation canal. To the west and south is the M62 motorway.

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Castleford and its surroundings have provided archaeological evidence of Roman activity.

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