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City of Wolverhampton
Offeecial logo o Wolverhampton
Coat o Airms o the Ceety Cooncil
Nickname(s): W'ton, Wolves, Wolvo, Wolftoun
Motto(s): Oot o darkness cometh licht
Wolverhampton shown athin Ingland
Wolverhampton shown athin Ingland
Sovereign state  Unitit Kinrick
Constituent kintra  Ingland
Region Wast Midlands
Ceremonial coonty Wast Midlands
Admeen HQ Wolverhampton Civic Centre
Foondit 985
Foondit bi Wulfrun
Named for Wulfrun
 • Teep Metropolitan borough
 • Govrenin body Wolverhampton Ceety Cooncil
 • Total 69.44 km2 (26.81 sq mi)
Population (2006 est.)
 • Tot 252,987 ([[List of English districts by population|Ranked 59t]])
 • 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
Aurie code(s) 01902
ISO 3166-2 GB-WLV
ONS code 00CW
OS grid reference SO915985
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 frae the oreeginal 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 frae the oreeginal 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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