Wast Midlands (region)

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Wast Midlands
Wast Midlands, heichlichtit in reid on a beige poleetical cairt o Ingland
Wast Midlands region in ingland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
 • Leaders' buirdWest Midlands Councils
 • EP constituencyWast Midlands
 • Total13,004 km2 (5,021 sq mi)
Area rank7t
 • Total5,602,000 (2,011)
 • Rank5th
 • Per capita£17,161 (7th)
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The Wast Midlands is an offeecial region o Ingland, covering the wastren hauf o the aurie traditionally kent as the Midlands. It contains the seicont maist populous Breetish ceety, Birmingham, an the lairger Wast Midlands conurbation, which includes the ceety o Wolverhampton an lairge touns o Dudley, Solihull, Walsall an Wast Bromwich. The ceety o Coventry is locatit athin the Wast Midlands coonty an aw, but is separatit frae the conurbation tae the wast bi several miles o green belt.

The region is geographically diverse, frae the urban central auries o the conurbation tae the rural wastren coonties o Shropshire an Herefordshire which border Wales. The langest river in the UK, the River Severn, traverses the region sootheastwairds, flowin through the coonty touns o Shrewsbury an Worcester, an the Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid, as birthplace o the Industrial Revolution. Staffordshire is hame tae the industrialisit Potteries conurbation, includin the ceety o Stoke-on-Trent, an the Staffordshire Moorlands aurie, which borders the sootheastren Peak District National Park near Leek. The region encompasses five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty an aw. Warwickshire is hame tae the toun o Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace o the writer William Shakespeare.

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Club League Ceety/Toun Stadium Capacity
Aston Villa F.C. Barclays Premier League Birmingham Villa Park 42,788
Stoke Ceety F.C. Barclays Premier League Stoke-on-Trent Britannia Stadium 28,384
Wast Bromwich Albion F.C. Barclays Premier League West Bromwich The Hawthorns 26,500
Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. Barclays Premier League Wolverhampton The Molineux 28,525
Birmingham Ceety F.C. NPower Championship Birmingham St Andrew's 30,079
Coventry Ceety F.C. NPower Championship Coventry Ricoh Arena 32,609
Walsall F.C. NPower League 1 Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Burton Albion F.C. NPower League 2 Burton Upon Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Hereford Unitit F.C. NPower League 2 Hereford Edgar Street 5,075
Port Vale NPower League 2 Stoke-on-Trent Vale Park 19,052
Shrewsbury Toun F.C. NPower League 2 Shrewsbury Prostar Stadium 9,875
Nuneaton Toun F.C. Blue Square Bet Premier Nuneaton Liberty Way 4,314

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Coordinates: 52°28′N 2°17′W / 52.47°N 2.29°W / 52.47; -2.29