The county of West Midlands is regarded as the „engine house” of England due to it being the home of the industrial revolution and the most heavily urbanised county in the UK. With a population of 2,638,700 the West Midlands is one of the most diverse regions in the United Kingdom. To the south lie the beautiful hills of the Cotswold’s and in the North the Staffordshire Moorlands and the famous Peak District with its mountainous and steep peaked landscape. more
House prices are relatively low and stand at £177,690 and £650 as a monthly rental price rate for a 1-4 bedroom house. Although the majority of housing in the inner cities are generally terraced and semi detached, the area of Coventry offers a more rural style of living due to its green belt land stretching 24km across the so-called "Meriden Gap".
Nonetheless the focal point of the West Midlands has always been Birmingham. Since the 19th century it has been a central transport hub in the national rail network. Its growing success in the last decade has been contributed by the extensive and highly developed transport network. It is also home to the UKs fifth largest airport – Birmingham Airport, where 9 million passengers pass through every year. Major companies based in the region include British Telecom, Cadbury Trebor Bassett, GKN Plc and Jaguar Cars.
The city itself has an abundance of attractions on offer. It is the largest shopping area in England after London’s West End and home to the world renowned Symphony Hall and Symphony Orchestra which has hosted the best composers and artists in the world.
The West Midlands is a diverse county which offers countless opportunities for people from all walks of life. Whether this is shopping, hiking, mountaineering or day trips to medieval historic villages, the West Midlands offer everything in one package.
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|Largest County City:||Birmingham|
|Population density:||2,905 / km²|