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Birmingham is Britain’s second largest city, with a population in excess of one million. The city grew out of the Industrial Revolution to become one of the world’s greatest industrial centres, specialising in metalwork of all kinds from jewellery to steam engines. The early industries were served by a complicated network of canals, now being redeveloped for leisure craft. The centre of old Birmingham was the 12th Century market known as the Bullring, now redeveloped as the heart of the city’s commercial centre, with the round office block the Rotunda symbolic of the modern progressive city. The city boasts two cathedrals, the Anglican St Philip’s and the Roman Catholic St Chad. There are two universities and a number of museums, including the Central Museum and Art Gallery and the Museum of Science and Industry, which houses fine collections from the city’s industrial past.

 Birmingham City Map

Map of Birmingham

Old map of the city of Birmingham circa 1950

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Map of Birmingham

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