County Of West Midlands

The West Midlands county came into existence in April 1974 and is the second most populous county in England, after Greater London. 

The county consists of the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as the metropolitan boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall

Map of the West Midlands Counties

 

There is often confusion about the West Midlands Region and the West Midlands County. 

The West Midlands REGION contains six counties: 

Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire

Map Of 6 Counties

City / Town

Area (sq km)

Area (sq miles)

Population

Number of Businesses

Birmingham

267.8

103.4

1,101,360

29,520

Coventry

98.64

38.09

337,428

8,835

Dudley

97.96

37.82

315,799

9,160

Sandwell

86

33.2

316,719

7,680

Solihull

178.3

68.8

209,890

7,560

Walsall

103.95

40.14

274,173

6,975

Wolverhampton

69.44

26.81

252,987

6,370

Total of West Midlands

902.09

348.26

2,808,356

76,100

Source: Population figures are mid-year estimates for 2014 from the Office for National Statistics.

Businesses – UK Business Counts – Enterprises – Office for National Statistics