West Midlands (county)

West Midlands is a metropolitan county in the central -west of England. The County is part of the much larger West Midlands region, bordering Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

To West Midlands include the Metropolitan Boroughs Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.

History and Administration

The metropolitan county of West Midlands in 1974, newly formed in the course of municipal reform. Previously belonged to Birmingham and Coventry Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and some other part of Staffordshire and other parts of the territory to Worcestershire. The Council of the County ( county council) was abolished in 1986; its administrative functions were transferred mainly to the Metropolitan Boroughs. Some tasks take boroughs by community organizations is true ( for example, fire, police, passenger transport ).

West Midlands is still a ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant as personal representative of the Queen.


  • Aldridge
  • Balsall Common, Bloxwich, Bilston, Birmingham, Blackheath, Brierley Hill
  • Coventry
  • Dorridge, Dudley
  • Halesowen, Hampton-in - Arden
  • Marston Green, Meriden
  • Oldbury
  • Penn Fields
  • Rowley Regis
  • Sedgley, Smethwick, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield
  • Tipton
  • Walsall, Wednesfield, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton