Birmingham is 2nd largest city of the UK. It is a metropolitan area. It is situated at the crossing points of the national motorway and railway systems near the geographic centre of England. In the West Midlands conurbation, Birmingham is the largest city. West Midlands conurbation is one of the principal industrial and commercial areas of England. Birmingham acts as an administrative, recreational, and cultural centre for the West Midlands conurbation. Birmingham is situated in approximately 177 km (110 miles) in the northwest of London.
The Contemporary City
Sometimes, Birmingham is described as “the city of 1,001 different trades.” The diversity of industrial base is the key to economic success if Birmingham because it is mainly concerned with the engineering and metal trades. In terms of employment, its largest single industry is the production of motor vehicles.
The University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham, Aston University, Newman University, and Birmingham City University are the 5 universities of Birmingham city.
- 25 nursery schools
- 328 primary schools
- 77 secondary schools
- 29 special schools