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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
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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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Birmingham Travel, England: Tourism Information

By Austin Cox

Independently published
Released: February 3rd, 2020
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  • EAN: 9798608688669
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  • Number of Pages: 216
  • Author: Austin Cox
  • Publication Date: February 3rd, 2020
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Birmingham 1900-1945 (Images of England)

By Eric Armstrong

The History Press
Released: August 1st, 2006
Paperback (128 pages)

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  • Brand: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752440373
  • EAN: 9780752440378
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  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: Eric Armstrong
  • Publication Date: August 1st, 2006
  • Release Date: August 1st, 2006
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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

Independently published
Released: January 24th, 2020
Paperback (121 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798603978604
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  • Number of Pages: 121
  • Author: Queen UK Publishing
  • Publication Date: January 24th, 2020
  • Release Date: January 24th, 2020
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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
  • Publication Date: August 10th, 2019
  • Release Date: August 10th, 2019
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Historic England: Birmingham: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

By Andrew Homer

Amberley Publishing
Released: March 15th, 2019
Paperback (96 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Author: Andrew Homer
  • Publication Date: March 15th, 2019
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Birmingham Pubs (Archive Photographs: Images of England)

By Turner

The History Press
Released: March 30th, 2004
Paperback (128 pages)

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  • PartNumber: 200ill.
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  • Edition: UK ed.
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: Turner
  • Publication Date: March 30th, 2004
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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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Released: July 3rd, 2013
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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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My Travel Journal Birmingham: 6x9 Travel Notebook or Diary with prompts, Checklists and Bucketlists perfect gift for your Trip to Birmingham (England) for every Traveler

By Birmingham Publishing

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Released: December 21st, 2019
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  • ISBN: 1678936286
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  • Number of Pages: 119
  • Author: Birmingham Publishing
  • Publication Date: December 21st, 2019
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