Birmingham - Birmingham, UK

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Birmingham - Birmingham, UK

Birmingham - Wikipedia

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Birmingham (//be:[email protected]/ [listen][3][4][5][email protected]] is the largest metropolitan borough in England's West Midlands. It is the largest metropolitan borough in England and the third-largest metropolitan region. [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 region of England, about 100 miles (160km) from London. It is one of the major UK cities and is the cultural, financial, social and commercial center of the Midlands. Birmingham is unique in that it only has small rivers running through it, namely the River Tame, its tributaries River Rea, and River Cole. The Severn, which lies approximately 20 miles (32km) west of the city center, is one of the nearest main rivers.

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 hailed by many as the \"first manufacturing city in the world\" in 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 for success that would last until the end of the 20th century. Birmingham was the birthplace of the Watt steam engine. [13]