Walsall town centre
|Location within the West Midlands|
|Population||67,594 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference||SP0198|
|• London||124 mi (200 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||WS1–WS6, WS8, WS9|
Walsall is a market town in the county of the West Midlands, England. It is in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall. It is historically part of Staffordshire. Its town centre is 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Birmingham and 6 miles (10 km) east of Wolverhampton. A 2011 census revealed that 67,594 people live in the town and 269,323 people live in the borough.
It is a very industrial town and was effected by the Industrial Revolution. The town used to have a large industry of making products such as saddles and chains.
Walsall has been majorly redeveloped and modernised since the 1970s and is still being constantly developed.
Barr Beacon is a hill located in Walsall. It is the highest point between itself and the Ural Mountains in Russia.
The town has a professional football club, Walsall FC. Their nickname is "The Saddlers" and they play their home games at the Bescot Stadium in the Bescot suburb of the town.
Twinning[change | change source]
Walsall has four twin towns. It is twinned with: