West Bromwich

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West Bromwich
town hall
town hall
Coordinates 52 ° 32 ′  N , 2 ° 1 ′  W Coordinates: 52 ° 32 ′  N , 2 ° 1 ′  W
West Bromwich (England)
West Bromwich
West Bromwich
Residents 136,940 (as of 2001 )
ZIP code section B70-B71
prefix 0121
Part of the country England
region West Midlands
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Metropolitan Borough Sandwell
British Parliament West Bromwich West
West Bromwich East

West Bromwich [ wɛst ˈbɹɒmɪtʃ ] is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, northwest of Birmingham, which was created in 1974 as part of local government reform, and thus part of the Metropolitan County West Midlands in central-west England . Historically, West Bromwich is part of the heavy - industrialized Black Country and is known for its West Bromwich Albion football club , which plays its home games at The Hawthorns Stadium . The place is on the M 5 motorway, which runs from Birmingham to Bristol .

In 2011 West Bromwich had 75,405 residents.


West Bromwich was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Since the 12th century there was a Benedictine monastery on the site , around which West Bromwich developed. In 1727 the place was station on the carriage route from London to Shrewsbury , which West Bromwich gave greater importance.


Hard coal deposits were discovered in the 19th century , making the city an industrial center.

Jensen Motors was an automobile manufacturer that existed on site from 1935 to 1976. The successor company Jensen Parts and Service continued the production of sports cars in the period from 1983 to 1992 on a very small scale.


Web links

Commons : West Bromwich  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ "Census 2011 Key Stats". Sandwell Trends. Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council ( https://www.sandwelltrends.info/lisv2/navigation/keystats.asp ). Accessed July 2, 2013.