West Midlands (county)

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The West Midlands is a metropolitan county and city region in western-central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England after Greater London.wikipedia
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West Midlands (region)

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The West Midlands is a metropolitan county and city region in western-central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England after Greater London.
The City of Coventry is also located within the West Midlands county, but is separated from the conurbation to the west by several miles of green belt.

Metropolitan county

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The West Midlands is a metropolitan county and city region in western-central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England after Greater London.
The metropolitan counties have population densities of between 800 (South Yorkshire) and 2,800 (West Midlands) people/km².

Staffordshire

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It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
It borders with Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.

Local Government Act 1972

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It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
For example, in the area that was to become the seven boroughs of the metropolitan county of West Midlands, local government was split between three administrative counties (Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire), and eight county boroughs (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, Warley, West Bromwich, and Wolverhampton).

Wolverhampton

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The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

Metropolitan Borough of Dudley

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The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.
The Metropolitan Borough of Dudley is a metropolitan borough of West Midlands in England.

Metropolitan Borough of Solihull

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The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.
The Metropolitan Borough of Solihull is a metropolitan borough of the West Midlands, in west-central England.

Warwickshire

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It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
The county is bordered by Leicestershire to the northeast, Staffordshire to the northwest, Worcestershire and the West Midlands to the west, Northamptonshire to the east and southeast, Gloucestershire to the southwest and Oxfordshire to the south.

Worcestershire

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It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
The county borders Herefordshire to the west, Shropshire to the north-west, Staffordshire only just to the north, West Midlands to the north and north-east, Warwickshire to the east and Gloucestershire to the south.

Metropolitan Borough of Walsall

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The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.
The Metropolitan Borough of Walsall is a local government district in the West Midlands, England, with the status of a metropolitan borough.

West Midlands County Council

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Between 1974 and 1986, the West Midlands County Council was the administrative body covering the county; this was abolished on 31 March 1986, and the constituent metropolitan boroughs effectively became unitary authorities.
The West Midlands County Council (WMCC) was, from 1974 to 1986, the upper-tier administrative body for the West Midlands county, a metropolitan county in England.

West Midlands Combined Authority

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A new administrative body for the county (and some of the district surrounding it as Non-Constituent members), the West Midlands Combined Authority, was created in June 2016.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a combined authority for the West Midlands metropolitan county in England.

West Midlands Police

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Other county-wide bodies include the West Midlands Police, the West Midlands Fire Service and Transport for West Midlands.
West Midlands Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of West Midlands in England.

Black Country

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The coal and iron ore deposits of the Black Country area provided a ready source of raw materials.
The Black Country is an area of the West Midlands, England, west of Birmingham and commonly refers to a region covering most of the four Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Transport for West Midlands

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Other county-wide bodies include the West Midlands Police, the West Midlands Fire Service and Transport for West Midlands.
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is the public body responsible for co-ordinating transport services in the West Midlands metropolitan county in England.

Birmingham

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The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.
The city absorbed Sutton Coldfield in 1974 and became a metropolitan borough in the new West Midlands county.

Stourbridge

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Near this area, three other towns remained separate (Halesowen, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield), while Aldridge and Brownhills joined to form a single unit, called Aldridge-Brownhills.
Stourbridge is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands county of England.

Halesowen

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Near this area, three other towns remained separate (Halesowen, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield), while Aldridge and Brownhills joined to form a single unit, called Aldridge-Brownhills. Warley, which was created by amalgamating the vast majority of Smethwick, Oldbury and Rowley Regis as well parts of Dudley, Tipton, West Bromwich and Halesowen;
Halesowen is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the county of West Midlands, England.

Sutton Coldfield

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Near this area, three other towns remained separate (Halesowen, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield), while Aldridge and Brownhills joined to form a single unit, called Aldridge-Brownhills.
Sutton Coldfield, officially the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, is a town and civil parish in Birmingham, West Midlands, England.

West Midlands Fire Service

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Other county-wide bodies include the West Midlands Police, the West Midlands Fire Service and Transport for West Midlands.
WMFS delivers emergency services to 2.83 million residents across seven local authority areas in the county of the West Midlands in England.

Brownhills

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Near this area, three other towns remained separate (Halesowen, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield), while Aldridge and Brownhills joined to form a single unit, called Aldridge-Brownhills.
Brownhills is a small town in the West Midlands, England.

West Midlands conurbation

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The county is sometimes described as the "West Midlands metropolitan area" or the "West Midlands conurbation", although these have different, and less clearly defined, boundaries.
Not to be confused with the region or metropolitan county of the same name, the conurbation does not include parts of the metropolitan county such as Coventry, but does include parts of the surrounding counties of Staffordshire (e.g. Little Aston, Perton and Essington) and Worcestershire (such as Hagley and Hollywood).

Mayor of the West Midlands

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Since May 2017, the authority has been headed by a directly elected Mayor of the West Midlands, a position currently held by Andy Street of the Conservative Party.
The Mayor of the West Midlands is a directly elected political post responsible for the metropolitan county of the West Midlands in the United Kingdom.

Dudley

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Dudley, which absorbed all of Brierley Hill as well as most of Coseley and Sedgley, and part of Amblecote, Tipton and Rowley Regis;
Dudley is a large town in the county of West Midlands, England, 6 mi south-east of Wolverhampton and 10.5 mi north-west of Birmingham.

Brierley Hill

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Dudley, which absorbed all of Brierley Hill as well as most of Coseley and Sedgley, and part of Amblecote, Tipton and Rowley Regis;
Brierley Hill is a small town and electoral ward of the Dudley Metropolitan Borough, in the West Midlands of England, and is situated approximately 2.5 miles south of central Dudley and 2 miles north of Stourbridge.