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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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The Rough Guide to England (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Rough Guides)

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Rough Guides
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  • ISBN: 1789196450
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  • Edition: 12
  • Number of Pages: 736
  • Author: Rough Guides
  • Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
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Travel Journal Birmingham: England Travel Diary For 40 Travel Days For Memories To Write Fill In, Logbook With Bucket & Packing List, Travel ... For Roadtrip, Journey for teen, men, women

By Brad Meyfield

Independently published
Released: January 26th, 2023
Paperback (110 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 110
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Travel Journal Birmingham: England Travel Diary For 40 Travel Days For Memories To Write Fill In, Logbook With Bucket & Packing List, Travel ... For Roadtrip, Journey for teen, men, women

By Brad Meyfield

Independently published
Released: January 26th, 2023
Paperback (110 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Author: Brad Meyfield
  • Publication Date: January 26th, 2023
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Travel Journal Birmingham: England Travel Diary For 40 Travel Days For Memories To Write Fill In, Logbook With Bucket & Packing List, Travel ... For Roadtrip, Journey for teen, men, women

By Brad Meyfield

Independently published
Released: January 26th, 2023
Paperback (110 pages)

Travel Journal Birmingham: England Travel Diary For 40 Travel Days For Memories To Write Fill In, Logbook With Bucket & Packing List, Travel ... For Roadtrip, Journey for teen, men, women
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  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Author: Brad Meyfield
  • Publication Date: January 26th, 2023
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Birmingham and the Heart of England

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England Travel Diary: Journal To Write In - Dotted Journaling Notebook 6x9, ca. A5, Bucket List Checklist + Dot Grid Pages - Travelers Vacation Log Book for Traveling, Welcome, Au Pair, Farewell Gift

By Stylesyndikat England Books

Independently published
Released: November 14th, 2019
Paperback (112 pages)

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  • ISBN: 170834781X
  • EAN: 9781708347819
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  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Author: Stylesyndikat England Books
  • Publication Date: November 14th, 2019
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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
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  • Edition: New edition
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Author: Collins UK
  • Publication Date: March 2nd, 2009
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Birmingham DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: UK City Notebook for Birmingham, England (European City Notebooks in Lists)

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  • ISBN: 1490597921
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  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Author: Younghusband European City Notebooks
  • Publication Date: July 3rd, 2013
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