West Midlands (Metropolitan County)

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Status: Ceremonial County
Metropolitan County
Region : West Midlands
Area : 902 km²
Population: 2,916,458 ( 2018 )
Population density : 3,233 / km²
Metropolitan Boroughs
Metropolitan Boroughs in the West Midlands

West Midlands is a metropolitan county in central-west England . The county is part of the much larger West Midlands and borders Warwickshire , Worcestershire and Staffordshire .

West Midlands includes the metropolitan boroughs of Birmingham , Wolverhampton , Coventry , Dudley , Sandwell , Solihull and Walsall .

History and administration

Metropolitan County West Midlands was re-established in 1974 as part of local government reform. Previously, Birmingham and Coventry belonged to Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and some other parts to Staffordshire and further areas to Worcestershire. The county council was dissolved in 1986; its administrative tasks were essentially transferred to the metropolitan boroughs. The boroughs perform some tasks through community organizations (e.g. fire brigade, police, passenger transport).

West Midlands continues to be a ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant serving as the Queen's personal representative.



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Coordinates: 52 ° 29 ′  N , 1 ° 53 ′  W