Sheffield ( i/???fi?ld/) is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. With some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base. The population of the City of Sheffield is 563,749 (mid-2014 est.)and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up theCore Cities Group. Sheffield is the third largest English district by population. The metropolitan population of Sheffield is 1,569,000.