Birmingham - Birmingham, UK


Birmingham - Birmingham, UK
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Birmingham - Birmingham, UK

Birmingham - Wikipedia

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Birmingham (/'[email protected]/ [listen][3][4][5]]) is a major metropolitan borough in England's West Midlands. It is the UK’s most populous metropolitan borough and the 'Core City' in the second-largest metro area and third largest urban area. [b][6] There are approximately 1.2 million people living within the borough (city-proper), 2.8 million within the urban area, and 4.3 millions within the greater metropolitan area. Birmingham is often referred to by the name \"second city in the United Kingdom\". [9][10]

Birmingham is located in the West Midlands County and the wider West Midlands region of England. It is approximately 100 miles (160km) from London and considered the cultural, financial, and social centre of the Midlands. Birmingham is unique in that it only has small rivers running through it, primarily the River Tame with its tributaries River Rea, River Cole, and one of the main rivers, the Severn, which lies approximately 20 miles (32km) west of the city center.

Birmingham was once a medieval market town in Warwickshire. It grew during the Midlands Enlightenment of 18th century and the Industrial Revolution. These advances brought about many innovations that would become the foundations for modern industrial society. It was dubbed \"the first manufacturing city in the world\" by 1791. Birmingham's unique economic profile with its thousands of small businesses that practiced a variety of highly skilled trades encouraged creativity and innovation. This created an economic base that would last well into the twentieth century. Birmingham was the birthplace of the Watt steam engine. [13]