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West Midlands (England)


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  • Variants

    • West Midlands, Eng
    • West Midlands (England : Metropolitan County)
    • West Midlands (England : Region)
    • West Midlands County (England)
    • County of West Midlands (England)
    • West Midlands Region (England)
  • Additional Information

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    • Descriptor

        Region
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • West Midlands, Eng
  • Sources

    • found: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey. West Midlands. c1973.
    • found: Ency. Brit., 1975:microp., v. 10, p. 631 (West Midlands; metropolitan co., England; formed in 1974 from the county boroughs of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, Warley, West Bromwich, and Wolverhampton, and parts of the counties of Staffordshire, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire)
    • found: Wikipedia, 20 Apr. 2010:under West Midlands--county (the West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England; it came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire; the county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, the City of Wolverhampton, plus Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall; the West Midlands County Council was abolished on 31 March 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now effectively unitary authorities; however, the metropolitan county continues to exist in law and as a geographic frame of reference)
    • found: Wikipedia, 20 Apr. 2010:under West Midlands--region (the West Midlands is an official region of England, covering the western half of the area traditionally known as the Midlands; the official region contains the large conurbation that includes Birmingham and Wolverhampton, but also covers the predominantly rural shire counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire; unofficially the West Midlands region also spreads as far as Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire)
    • found: Wikipedia, 20 Apr. 2010:under Regions of England (the English Regions, also known as the government office regions, are currently the highest tier of sub-national government entity of England, used by central Government for statistical purposes; lists the regions, incl. West Midlands)
    • found: GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009(adm2; 52°30ʹ00ʺN 001°58ʹ00ʺW)
    • found: GeoNames, 4 November 2013(West Midlands; country: United Kingdom; 52°30ʹ00ʺN, 001°58ʹ00ʺW; 52.5 [N], -1.966667 [W]; historical first-order administrative division; modify date: 2011/02/02)
    • found: Wikipedia, 4 November 2013:West Midlands (region) (the West Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes; the official region contains the large conurbation that includes Birmingham and Wolverhampton, but also covers the predominantly rural shire counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire) Regions of England (In England, the region is the highest tier of sub-national division used by the central government. Between 1994 and 2011, nine regions had officially devolved functions within UK Government. While they no longer fulfil this role, they continue to be used for some administrative purposes. They define areas (constituencies) for the purposes of elections to the European Parliament. Eurostat also uses them to demarcate first level Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) regions ("NUTS 1 regions") within the European Union. The regions generally followed the boundaries of "standard regions" established in the 1940s)
    • found: Gov.UK, 7 November 2013:Byelaws. West Midlands (West Midlands: Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands County, Shropshire, Herefordshire; Ministry of Defence, 12 July 2013) Guidance : West Midlands County (West Midlands County; County of West Midlands; Ministry of Defence, 21 March 2011) West Midlands area multi modal study (West Midlands area; Department of Transport, 22 September 2011) Regional maps. Maps of rural areas in the west Midlands region (west Midlands region; Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, 11 June 2011) HS2 Phase 2: proposed line of route from the West Midlands to Manchester and Leeds (the West Midlands [scope not defined]; Department for Transport, 17 July 2013) High Speed Two : assistance and compensation for home owners and occupiers on the London-West Midlands route (West Midlands [scope not defined]; Department for Transport, 25 October 2012)
    • found: Birmingham City Council Web site, 7 November 2013:West Midlands Joint Committee (the West Midlands Joint Committee comprises the seven Metropolitan District Councils of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. It was established in 1985 following the abolition of the County Council) West Midlands Police and Crime Panel (West Midlands; the Panel is made up of twelve local councillors from Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton)
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Use for both West Midlands as the former metropolitan county and for the larger official region of the same name, as well as for any other closely similar interpretation of the name]
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-02-08: new
    • 2013-11-08: revised
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