West Midlands (region)

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West Midlands
Image:EnglandWestMidlands.png
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Area
 - Total
7th in England
13,004 km²
Population
 - Total (2001)
 - Density
5th in England
5,267,337
405/km²
NUTS 1:UKG

The West Midlands is a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as the Midlands.

There is some confusion in the use of the term "West Midlands", as the name is also used for the much smaller West Midlands county, and is still used by various organisations within that area such as West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service.

The highest point in the region is Black Mountain, at 703 metres.

The West Midlands Region is sometimes considered to spread as far as Cheshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, but the core area consists of the traditional counties of:

This same core area is now the official governmental West Midlands region. It is divided into the following administrative counties:

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Districts of England - West Midlands Flag of England

Birmingham | Bridgnorth | Bromsgrove | Cannock Chase | Coventry | Dudley | East Staffordshire | Herefordshire | Lichfield | Malvern Hills | Newcastle-under-Lyme | North Shropshire | North Warwickshire | Nuneaton and Bedworth | Oswestry | Redditch | Rugby | Sandwell | Shrewsbury and Atcham | Solihull | South Shropshire | South Staffordshire | Stafford | Staffordshire Moorlands | Stoke-on-Trent | Stratford-on-Avon | Tamworth | Telford and Wrekin | Walsall | Warwick | Wolverhampton | Worcester | Wychavon | Wyre Forest

Administrative Counties with multiple districts: Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

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