Metropolitan Borough of Solihull

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status Metropolitan Borough
region West Midlands
Ceremony county West Midlands
Trad. county Warwickshire
Administrative headquarters Solihull
surface 178.29 km²
Residents 214.909
was standing June 30, 2018
ONS code 00CT

Solihull is a metropolitan borough in metropolitan county West Midlands in England . The administrative seat is the city of the same name, Solihull , in which almost half of the population lives. The district also includes the towns of Balsall Common , Bickenhill , Castle Bromwich , Chelmsley Wood , Dorridge , Fordbridge , Hockley Heath , Kingshurst , Marston Green , Shirley and Smith's Wood and several other villages.

It is bordered by Birmingham to the west and north, Coventry to the east, Warwickshire to the north and south and Worcestershire to the south . The eastern part of the district is predominantly rural.


In 1894 the Solihull Rural District was created in the county of Warwickshire , which in addition to Solihull also included numerous villages in the neighborhood. In 1932, with the creation of the Solihull Urban District , some rural areas were separated again. In 1954, Queen Elizabeth II granted Solihull municipal borough status , and ten years later the city became a county borough .

The reorganization of the boundaries and competencies of the local authorities resulted in the formation of the Metropolitan Borough in 1974, through the merger of the Solihull County Borough and most of the Meriden Rural District. In 1986 Solihull became a de facto unitary authority when the central government dissolved the superordinate administration of West Midlands county . Solihull remained part of West Midlands for ceremonial purposes , and also for individual higher-level functions such as police, fire brigade and public transport.


In the area of ​​the Metropolitan Borough, in addition to the seventh largest exhibition center in Europe, the National Exhibition Center and the associated NEC Arena, a large event hall where rock concerts often take place, there is also Birmingham Airport .

Individual evidence

  1. Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland