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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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Fodor's Essential England (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Released: September 18th, 2018
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 800
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Birmingham - England: Lined Travel Journal, Cute United Kingdom Notebook, Perfect gift for your Trip in UK States and Cities

By Queen UK Publishing

Released: January 24th, 2020
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  • EAN: 9798603978604
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  • Number of Pages: 121
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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

Released: August 10th, 2019
Paperback (45 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • ISBN: 1089419619
  • EAN: 9781089419617
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  • Number of Pages: 45
  • Authors: Dinobibi Publishing, Celia Jenkins
  • Publication Date: August 10th, 2019
  • Release Date: August 10th, 2019
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Birmingham & the Heart of England: Waterways Guide 3 (Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides)

By Collins UK

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

By Collins Maps

Released: May 1st, 2018
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  • ISBN: 000825799X
  • EAN: 9780008257996
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  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Author: Collins Maps
  • Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
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Birmingham Travel, England: Tourism Information

By Austin Cox

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  • Number of Pages: 216
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This girls loves Birmingham: England | 6x9 | notebook | dot grid | hometown

By City Love Publishing

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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
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Birmingham 1900-1945 (Images of England)

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  • Number of Pages: 128
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  • Publication Date: August 1st, 2006
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