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Birmingham


Birmingham is a city in the West Midlands region of England in the UK. As of 2005, Birmingham had an estimated population of 1,001,200. People from Birmingham, are known throughout the UK as "Brummies", after the city's nickname of "Brum".


Key Facts about Birmingham


Bull Ring:
Bull Ring
Here are some facts about Birmingham:
  1. Birmingham lies within the West Midlands conurbation, the third largest urban area (after the Greater London and Greater Manchester urban areas) in the United Kingdom.

  2. People from Birmingham are nicknamed "Brummies", and the city is nicknamed "Brum". These names derive from the area's distinctive dialect of English, known as Brummagem.

  3. Birmingham historically grew as a manufacturing and engineering center. Today however, the city's economy is dominated by the service sector, including public administration, education, health, as well as financial services such as banking, finance, and insurance. Additionally, tourism forms an increasingly important part of Birmingham's economy.

  4. Birmingham also has a large retail sector, including the United Kingdom's busiest shopping center (the Bull Ring), and Britain's largest department store outside of London (House of Fraser on Corporation Street).

  5. Birmingham is a major transport hub on road, rail, and canal networks.

  6. Birmingham is served by four motorways (the M5, the M6, the M40, and the M42), and is home to Britain's most famous motorway junction: Spaghetti Junction.

  7. Birmingham Airport is just 6 miles (10 kilometers) to the East of the city center.

  8. Balti, a type of curry, was invented in Birmingham. If you visit Birmingham, and you want to try this, then you should probably visit The Balti Triangle - an area South of the city center, around Ladypool Road, Stoney Lane and Stratford Road, where many Balti houses are located.


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Birmingham Travel, England: Tourism Information

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Birmingham and the Black Country (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England)

By Andy Foster & Alexandra Wedgwood

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  • ISBN: 0300223919
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  • Number of Pages: 968
  • Authors: Andy Foster, Nikolaus Pevsner, Alexandra Wedgwood
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Birmingham and the Heart of England: For everyone with an interest in Britain’s canals and rivers (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)

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Birmingham & the Heart of England: Waterways Guide 3 (Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides)

By Collins UK

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Released: March 2nd, 2009
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  • ISBN: 0007281625
  • EAN: 9780007281626
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  • Edition: New edition
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Author: Collins UK
  • Publication Date: March 2nd, 2009
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Anglotopia Magazine - Issue #8 - The Anglophile Magazine - Christmas in England, Birmingham, Cadbury, World War II, Boxing Day, Penguin Books, British ... Jane Grey and More!: The Anglophile Magazine

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Released: December 1st, 2020
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  • ISBN: 1735663980
  • EAN: 9781735663982
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  • Number of Pages: 66
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  • Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
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Birmingham Top 194 Spots: Travel Guide for 2015 to Birmingham, UK (Local Love British City Guides)

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Birmingham Map | Walsall, Solihull & Redditch | Ordnance Survey | OS Explorer Map 220 | England | Walks | Hiking | Maps | Adventure

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  • ISBN: 031924413X
  • EAN: 9780319244135
  • PartNumber: 43115176
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  • Edition: September 2015 ed
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Bitch, Please. I'm From Birmingham.: A Vulgar Adult Composition Book for a Native Birmingham England, United Kingdom Resident

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