Birmingham is the largest regional city in the United Kingdom with a population of over one million.
It’s also one of the youngest cities in Europe with almost 40% of its population being under 25 years of age. Situated in central England, 90% of the UK is within four hours of Birmingham.
Once famous as a 'City of a Thousand Trades', Birmingham was a world leader in the production of pens, buckles, buttons, jewellery and guns. It is also the home of a number of international food and beverage companies. Other big cities are green with envy when you mention Brum's six million trees and more than 8,000 acres of parks and open space. Birmingham is one of the greenest cities in the UK and Europe, as well as having more miles of canals than Venice.
Famous Brummies include; UB40, Black Sabbath, The Editors, Jamelia, Lord of the Rings author J. R. R Tolkien, actress Julie Walters, actor David Harewood, comedians Frank Skinner, Lenny Henry, Meera Syal and Jasper Carrott, athlete Denise Lewis, chef Glyn Purnell, as well as famous cricketers Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Dennis Amis, Frank Foster and Eric Hollies.
Birmingham has a proud track record as a city of sport. We have hosted more European and World sporting championships than any other city in the UK. The city also hosts over 50 festivals each year, including the Moseley Folk Festival, Flat Pack Film Festival, Fierce Art Festival and the massive Birmingham International Jazz Festival.
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