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Coventry

city in the West Midlands in England

Coventry is a city in England. It is the 9th biggest city in England. It is also a metropolitan borough. It is in the West Midlands county. It used to be in Warwickshire. During the 19th century Coventry was a great manufacturing area. In the 20th century it made many motor cars. It also made aeroplanes. It was badly bombed in World War II. During the November 1940 bombing, the city's cathedral was destroyed. A new cathedral was built after the war.

Coventry
Skyline of Coventry city centre view from One Friargate
Skyline of Coventry city centre
view from One Friargate
Flag of Coventry
Flag
Official logo of Coventry
Coat of arms
Shown within the West Midlands county
Shown within the West Midlands county
Coventry is located in England
Coventry
Coventry
Location within England
Coventry is located in the United Kingdom
Coventry
Coventry
Location within the United Kingdom
Coventry is located in Europe
Coventry
Coventry
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 52°24′29″N 1°30′38″W / 52.40806°N 1.51056°W / 52.40806; -1.51056Coordinates: 52°24′29″N 1°30′38″W / 52.40806°N 1.51056°W / 52.40806; -1.51056
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionWest Midlands
Ceremonial countyWest Midlands
Historic countyWarwickshire
Administrative HQCouncil House
Founded1043
Founded byLeofric, Earl of Mercia
Government
 • TypeMetropolitan borough
 • BodyCoventry City Council
 • LeadershipLeader and cabinet
 • ExecutiveLabour Party
 • Lord MayorJohn Blundell (Con)
 • Council LeaderGeorge Duggins (Lab)
 • Chief ExecutiveMartin Reeves
Area
 • City and Metropolitan borough38.09 sq mi (98.64 km2)
Population
 (ONS mid-year estimates)
 • City and Metropolitan borough352,900 (Ranked 15th)
 • Density8,050/sq mi (3,108/km2)
 • Metro
651,600 [1]
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode
Area code(s)024
ISO 3166-2GB-COV
ONS code00CQ (ONS)
E08000026 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSP335785
NUTS 3UKG33
2017 mid-year estimate[2]360,100
Ethnicity
(2011 Census)[3]
73.8% White (66.6% White British)
16.3% Asian
5.5% Black
2.7% Mixed Race
1.6% Other
WebsiteCoventry

The city has two universities. Coventry University is in the city centre. The University of Warwick is in the south of Coventry.

The local football team is Coventry City F.C..

Coventry will be UK City of Culture in 2021.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Population on 1 January by age groups and sex - functional urban areas". Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  2. ". ONS. Retrieved 20 August 2018
  3. "2011 Census: Key Statistics for Local Authorities in England and Wales". ONS. Retrieved 25 December 2012