Solihull

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Solihull
Solihull High Street.jpg
Solihull High Street
Population123,187 (2011 Census)
DemonymSilhillian
OS grid referenceSP1579
• London93 mi (150 km)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSolihull
Postcode districtB90–B94
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
West Midlands

Solihull (/ˈsɒlihʌl/, /ˈsl-/ or /ˌsliˈhʌl/) is a large town in the West Midlands, England with a population of 123,187 in the 2011 Census.[1] Historically in Warwickshire, it is a part of the West Midlands conurbation. It is the largest town in, and administrative centre of, the larger Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, which has a population of 209,890 people. Solihull is located 7.5 miles (12.1 km) southeast of Birmingham, 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Warwick and 110 miles (180 km) northwest of London.

Solihull is the most wealthy town of the West Midlands. It is also one of the most wealthy areas in the UK outside London. [2] In November 2013, the uSwitch Quality of Life Index named Solihull the "best place to live" in the United Kingdom.[3][4] Residents of Solihull and those born in the town are called Silhillians. The motto of Solihull is Urbs in Rure (Town in Country).

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  1. "Local Authority population 2011". Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Solihull is streets ahead in region's property rich list". Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "uSwitch News: Solihull 'best place to live' in UK Quality of Life Index". Uswitch.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. Heather Saul (14 November 2013). "Ten best places to live in the UK: Solihull comes top". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)