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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
Released: May 1st, 2018
Spiral-bound (192 pages)

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  • ISBN: 000825799X
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  • Edition: New A5
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Author: Collins Maps
  • Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
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United Kingdom: Travel for kids: The fun way to discover UK - Kids' Travel Guide (Travel Guide For Kids)

By Dinobibi Publishing

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Released: August 10th, 2019
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  • ISBN: 1089419619
  • EAN: 9781089419617
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  • Number of Pages: 45
  • Authors: Dinobibi Publishing, Celia Jenkins
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Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Marc Di Duca, Damian Harper & Catherine Le Nevez

Geoplaneta
Released: March 1st, 2013
Paperback (848 pages)

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  • Brand: Geoplaneta
  • ISBN: 1742200508
  • EAN: 9781742200507
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 7
  • Number of Pages: 848
  • Authors: Lonely Planet, David Else, Oliver Berry, Fionn Davenport, Marc Di Duca, Belinda Dixon, Damian Harper, Anna Kaminski, Catherine Le Nevez, Neil Wilson
  • Publication Date: March 1st, 2013
  • Release Date: March 1st, 2013
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Historic England: Birmingham: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

By Andrew Homer

Amberley Publishing
Released: March 15th, 2019
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  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Author: Andrew Homer
  • Publication Date: March 15th, 2019
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