Greater Birmingham

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Greater Birmingham can be one of two areas:

  • In the United Kingdom, it is an unofficial, informal term referring to Birmingham and the area surrounding it, the West Midlands conurbation. The term 'Greater Birmingham' was applied to the extension of the City under the Local Government Provisional Order (No 13) Bill that was passed by the House of Lords on 19 May 1911, received Royal assent on 3 June, and came into effect on 9 November 1911.[1] The Act unified the local governments of: Aston Manor Borough (Warwickshire); Handsworth Urban District (Staffordshire); Erdington Urban District (Warwickshire); Yardley Rural District (Worcestershire); King’s Norton and Northfield Urban District Council (Worcestershire).[2]
  • In the United States, it can refer to the Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical Area, the largest census-designated area to which Birmingham, Alabama, is central
    • It also refers to the merger of several independent municipalities into Birmingham by the Alabama legislature in 1910

References[edit]

  1. ^ Briggs, Asa: History of Birmingham Volume II, Borough and City 1865-1938, (OUP 1952) Chapter V Greater Birmingham
  2. ^ Manzoni, Herbert: Report on the Survey carried out under Section 5 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1947, Birmingham City Council 1952