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About Birmingham

Birmingham is Britain's second largest city. It is situated in the heart of England, about halfway between London and Liverpool. It is a city of mixed cultures, beliefs and lifestyles and has recently become a fashionable place to set up a business or to hold a conference. But it still retains pride in being a city built on industry.
Birmingham is a very lively city and has some interesting old buildings such as The Town Hall and the Council House. the City is full of theatres, restaurants, bars and pubs and there is always something going on. The cultural life is very rich with many good museums, e.g. the Birmingham Museum and the Ikon Gallery are worth a visit. 

Religion

Although Christianity remains the largest religion within Birmingham, with 59% of residents stating that they were Christian in the 2001 Census, the city's religious profile is highly diverse: outside London, ...

Economy

With a city GDP of $90bn (2008 est., PPP), Birmingham has the second-largest urban economy in the United Kingdom and the 72nd-largest in the world. Although the city grew to prominence as a manufacturing and ...

Demography

Birmingham is the most populous British city outside London, with 1,028,700 inhabitants according to 2009 estimates.Birmingham's metropolitan area is also the United Kingdom's second most populous with a ...

Environment

There are over 8,000 acres (3,237 ha) of parkland open spaces in Birmingham. The largest of the parks is Sutton Park covering 2,400 acres (971 ha) making it the largest urban nature reserve in ...

Climate

The climate in Birmingham is classified as a temperate maritime climate, like much of the British Isles, with average maximum temperatures in summer (July) being around 20 °C (68 °F); and in winter ...

Geography

Birmingham is located in the centre of the West Midlands region of England on the Birmingham Plateau – an area of relatively high ground, ranging around 500 to 1,000 feet (150–300 m) above sea ...

Government

Birmingham City Council is the largest local authority in the UK and the largest council in Europe[ with 120 councillors representing 40 wards.[ Its headquarters are at the Council House in Victoria Square. No ...

History

Some of the earliest evidence of settlement in Birmingham are artefacts dating back 10,400 years discovered near Curzon Street in the city centre.


Introduction

Birmingham (Listeni /ˈbɜrmɪŋəm/ BUR-ming-əm, locally /ˈbɜːmɪŋɡəm/ BUR-ming-gəm[citation needed]) is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands county of England. It is the most populous ...
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