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Wolverhampton
Ceety
City of Wolverhampton

Coat o Airms o the Ceety Cooncil
Nickname(s): W'ton, Wolves, Wolvo, Wolftoun
Motto: Oot o darkness cometh licht
Wolverhampton shown athin Ingland
Coordinates: 52°35′N 2°08′W / 52.583°N 2.133°W / 52.583; -2.133
Sovereign state  Unitit Kinrick
Constituent kintra  Ingland
Region Wast Midlands
Ceremonial coonty Wast Midlands
Admeen HQ Wolverhampton Civic Centre
Foondit 985
Founded by Wulfrun
Named for Wulfrun
Government
 • Type Metropolitan borough
 • Govrenin body Wolverhampton Ceety Cooncil
Area
 • Total 69.44 km2 (26.81 sq mi)
Population (2006 est.)
 • Total 239,400 (Ranked 57t)
 • Density 3,407/km2 (8,820/sq mi)
 • Ethnicity
(United Kingdom Estimate 2005)[1]
76.5% White
14.7% S.Asie
4.8% Black
1.1% Cheenese or other
2.9% Mixed Race
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) Breetish Simmer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode WV
Area code(s) 01902
ISO 3166-2 GB-WLV
ONS code 00CW
OS grid reference SO915985
NUTS 3 UKG35
Website www.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Wolverhampton Listeni/ˌwʊlvərˈhæmptən/ is a ceety an metropolitan borough in the Wast Midlands, Ingland. For Eurostat purposes Walsall an Wolverhampton is a NUTS 3 region (code UKG35) an is ane o five boroughs or unitary destricts that comprise the "Wast Midlands" NUTS 2 region. In 2004, the local govrenment destrict haed an estimatit population o 239,100;[2] the wider Urban Aurie haed a population o 251,462,[3] which maks it the 13t maist populous ceety in Ingland.

Historically a pairt o Staffordshire, an formin pairt o the metropolitan coonty o the Wast Midlands frae 1974, the ceety is commonly recognised as being named efter Lady Wulfrun, who foondit the toun in 985: its name comin frae Anglo-Saxon Wulfrūnehēantūn = "Wulfrūn's heich or principal enclosur or ferm".[4] Alternatively, the ceety mey hae earned its oreeginal name frae Wulfereēantūn = "Wulfhere's heich or principal enclosur or ferm" efter the Mercie Keeng.[5] Nivertheless, the name Wulfrun is commonly uised in the ceety – for example, for the Wulfrun Centre or for Wulfrun Hall.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Resident Population Estimates by Ethnic Group (Percentages)". Office for Neighbourhood Statistics. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  2. "Population figures". Wolverhampton City Council. Archived from the original on 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  3. "KS01 Usual resident population: Census 2001, Key Statistics for urban areas". Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 2007-04-21. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  4. Keith Farley (1985). "Wolverhampton 985 – 1985". Wolverhampton History & Heritage Society. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  5. Rudi Herbert. "An Architectural Walk". Wolverhampton History & Heritage Society. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 

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