Black Country

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Black Country
Region
The Black Country in the 1870s
The Black Country in the 1870s
Flag of Black Country
Flag
Etymology: Effects of industry or coal mining
The metropolitan boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall highlighted within the West Midlands metropolitan county
The metropolitan boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall highlighted within the West Midlands metropolitan county
Coordinates: 52°32′N 2°2′W / 52.533°N 2.033°W / 52.533; -2.033
Area
 • Total138 sq mi (360 km2)
Highest elevation
889 ft (271 m)

The Black Country is a region of the West Midlands in England, west of Birmingham,[1] and commonly refers to all or part of the four Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "What or where is the Black Country?". Blackcountrysociety.co.uk. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  2. "What and where is the Black Country?". BBC. Retrieved 28 May 2014.