Birmingham is a city that is located in the West Midlands, England. It is one of England's biggest cities and United Kingdoms second city. It is also known as "the workshop of the world" or the "city of a thousand trades", after the Industrial Revolution in Britain. The city's name is derived from the dialect name which is also the cities dialect, Brummagem, which also comes from the city's earlier name 'Bromwicham'. The people here are known as 'Brummies', which is derived from the city's moniker name of Brum. There is a idiosyncratic Brummie dialect and accent.
Birmingham is located to the west of England on the Birmingham Plateau, where in the area is comparatively high ground, approximately 150-200 metres above sea level. It is also crossed by Britain's major north-south watershed amid the basins of the Rivers Severn and Trent.
Birmingham is the second largest city of England. Located west of central England on the Plateau of Birmingham, which is 150 to 200 meters high. The city goes back a 1000 years; from a tiny Anglo-Saxon village, Birmingham has grown into a major commercial and industrial city. It has low hills to the south and the west that give good views of the city.
Easy access to coal and iron ore in the 16th century led to metalworking industries. By the 17th century, it was a large producer of small arms. Much of the weaponry used by Oliver Cromwell's men during the English Civil War came from Birmingham. By the 18th century, it had become a major industrial center of England.
Today, the city has a population of about 1,001,000, and a large immigrant population of south asian descent. The city is also known by its nickname of Brum and the locals as Brummies.
A city and a metropolitan borough, Birmingham is located in the West Midlands in the UK. It is a little west of the England's geographical centre, on the Birmingham Plateau. Clent Hills, Lickey Hills and Walton Hill are found on the south and west of Birmingham and offer a good view of the city.
The city forms the largest of all England's core cities. It is generally deemed as the UK's second city. Birmingham makes up part of the bigger West Midlands conurbation, which according to the 2001 census has a population of 2,284,093 and includes many neighbouring towns and cities, like Wolverhampton, Solihull, and Black Country's towns.
It is one the England's important industrial and commercial cities. The city's rich industrial history can be seen today in the various museums that are scattered in and around the city. The city is quite picturesque with parkland open spaces spread across more than 8000 acres. It is home to Europe's largest urban nature reserve, Sutton Park.