What is Birmingham?

  • (noun): The largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama.
    Synonyms: Pittsburgh of the South
    See also — Additional definitions below


Birmingham (i/ˈbɜrmɪŋəm/ BUR-ming-əm, locally /ˈbɜrmɪŋɡəm/ BUR-ming-gəm) is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. It is the most populous British city outside the capital London with 1,073,000 residents (2011 census), an increase of 96,000 over the previous decade. The city lies at the heart of the West Midlands conurbation, the second most populous urban area in the United Kingdom with a population of 2,284,093 (2001 census). Its metropolitan area is also the United Kingdom's second most populous with 3,683,000 residents.

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... WTTO is the CW-affiliated television station for Birmingham, Anniston and Tuscaloosa, Alabama that is licensed to the Birmingham suburb of Homewood ... WTTO's signal across the western part of the market and is licensed to the Birmingham suburb of Bessemer, but primarily serves the Tuscaloosa area ... to MyNetworkTV affiliate WABM and all three share studios on Beacon Parkway West in southeastern Birmingham ...
Priestley Riots - Historical Context - Birmingham
... Over the course of the eighteenth century, Birmingham became notorious for its riots ... Riots in 1780, large crowds assembled in Birmingham ... One contemporary described Birmingham rioters as the "bunting, beggarly, brass-making, brazen-faced, brazen-hearted, blackguard, bustling, booby Birmingham mob" ...
Birmingham Canal Navigations
... Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals connecting Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and the eastern part of the Black Country ...
Birmingham - Twin Cities
... Birmingham has six twin cities, which Birmingham City Council refers to as "international partner cities" Chicago, United States (Since 1993) Frankfurt am Main ... There are also Treaties of Friendship between Birmingham and Guangzhou in China, and between Birmingham and Mirpur in Azad Kashmir from where about 90,000 Birmingham citizens originate ... Birmingham, Alabama, USA, is named after the city and shares an industrial kinship ...
Priestley Riots - Aftermath and Trials
... it seems from the evidence that the riots were actually organized by local Birmingham officials ... If a concerted effort had been made by Birmingham's Anglican elite to attack the Dissenters, it was more than likely the work of Benjamin Spencer, a local minister, Joseph Carles ... Although he had been forced to send troops to Birmingham to quell the disturbances, King George III commented, "I cannot but feel better pleased that ...

More definitions of "Birmingham":

  • (noun): A city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center.
    Synonyms: Brummagem