Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-largest city and metropolitan area in England and the United Kingdom, with roughly 1.1 million inhabitants within the city area and 3.8 million inhabitants within the metropolitan area.
This also makes Birmingham the 17th largest city and 8th largest metropolitan area in the European Union.
Birminghamis commonly referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom. Birmingham, as one of the United Kingdom's major cities, is considered to be the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of both theWest Midlands.
Birmingham bullring was unveiled in 1999 and is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe and the third most popular place to shop in the UK. Birmingham has nearly 35 miles of canals, Birmingham actually has more than Venice in Italy.