Birmingham

geographical name
Bir·ming·ham | \ˈbər-miŋ-ˌham, British usually -miŋ-əm\

Definition of Birmingham 

1 city in north central Alabama population 212,237

2 city in west central England; capital of West Midlands population 934,900

Note: Birmingham was a significant nexus of Britain's industrial revolution.

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