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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 & the Heart of England - No. 3 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)

By Collins Maps

HarperCollins UK
Spiral-bound (192 pages)

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The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways around Birmingham and central England. Covered in this guide are: Ashby Canal; Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line); Birmingham & Fazeley Canal; Coventry Canal; Erewash Canal; Grand Union Canal (Main Line, Leicester Section and the River Soar); Oxford Canal, North; Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, North; Stratford-on-Avon Canal, North; Worcester & Birmingham Canal, North; and the Trent & Mersey Canal. The detailed Ordnance Survey® maps clearly show the location of essential features such as locks, towpaths and boating facilities, as well as pubs, shops and restaurants in the area. There are comprehensive navigational notes and descriptive text on the history of each canal, and on local services and places of interest, for which postcodes are included – ideal for use with sat-navs. This practical A5 guide features 'lie flat' spiral binding and 'book mark' back cover flap for ease of reference. In print for over 40 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain’s canals and rivers. These bestselling guides are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain’s inland waterways – from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors. Nicholson's – The bestselling guides to Britain's Waterways.

England (Country Travel Guide)

By David Else, Joe Bindloss, Marc Di Duca, Peter Dragicevich & Neil Wilson

Lonely Planet
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Manchester: Cities, Sights & Other Places You Need To Visit (Great Britain, London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol, Manchester) (Volume 7)

By Writing Souls' Travel Guides

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (54 pages)

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Manchester; Cities, Sights & Other Places You Need To Visit

Manchester part of Great Brittain which is one of the most powerful countries in the world. Comprising of four Nations, it is without a second thought, the most popular country to spend your holidays with your loved ones. Right from the great food of different cultures to various exotic and thrilling tourist spots, this is the dream destination for the majority of the people all around the world. This country has a great diversity of culture and modernity which makes this place a must visit for each and everyone at least once in their lifetime. Situated in the North Western region of Europe, the United Kingdom gives you the birthplace of some of the most renowned personalities ever born in this world. So without delay check out this fascinating nation and explore the several amazing landmarks, natural scenery, museums and other places of sightseeing with your family and friends. Have a great trip!


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Severn, Avon & Birmingham No. 2 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)

By Collins Maps

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Severn, Avon & Birmingham No. 2 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)
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The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways around Birmingham and the River Severn. Covered in this guide are the River Avon; Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line); Droitwich Canals; Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and the River Severn; Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal; Stourbridge and Dudley Canals; Stratford-on-Avon Canal; Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal; and the Worcester & Birmingham Canal. The detailed Ordnance Survey® maps clearly show the location of essential features such as locks, towpaths and boating facilities, as well as pubs, shops and restaurants in the area. There are comprehensive navigational notes and descriptive text on the history of each canal, and on local services and places of interest, for which postcodes are included – ideal for use with sat-navs. This practical A5 guide features 'lie flat' spiral binding and 'book mark' back cover flap for ease of reference. In print for over 40 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain’s canals and rivers. These bestselling guides are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain’s inland waterways – from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors. Nicholson's – The bestselling guides to Britain's Waterways.

Lonely Planet Manchester, Birmingham & Around (Travel Guide Chapter)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2016-03-01
Kindle Edition (720 pages)

Lonely Planet Manchester, Birmingham & Around (Travel Guide Chapter)
 
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Lonely Planet Manchester, Birmingham & Around is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in this region. Have your insides turned upside down at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach, enjoy a Shakespearean performance in the Bard's Tudor hometown Stratford-upon-Avon, or wander the opulent halls and grand gardens of Stamford's Burghley House; all with you trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

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Great Britain: A Traveler’s Guide to the Must-See Cities in Great Britain (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bath, Manchester, York, Cardiff, Leeds, Great Britain Travel Guide)

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