city in the West Midlands in England, UK

Coventry is a city in England. Coventry is the ninth biggest city in England. It is also a metropolitan borough. It is in the West Midlands county. It used to be in Warwickshire.

Skyline of Coventry city centre view from One Friargate
Skyline of Coventry city centre
view from One Friargate
Flag of Coventry
Official logo of Coventry
Shown within the West Midlands county
Shown within the West Midlands county
Coventry is located in England
Location within England
Coventry is located in the United Kingdom
Location within the United Kingdom
Coventry is located in Europe
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 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
Founded byLeofric, Earl of Mercia
 • TypeMetropolitan borough
 • BodyCoventry City Council
 • LeadershipLeader and cabinet
 • ExecutiveLabour Party
 • Lord MayorJohn Blundell (Con)
 • Council LeaderGeorge Duggins (Lab)
 • Chief ExecutiveMartin Reeves
 • City and Metropolitan borough38.09 sq mi (98.64 km2)
 (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)
Area code024
ISO 3166-2GB-COV
ONS code00CQ (ONS)
E08000026 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSP335785
2017 mid-year estimate[2]360,100
(2011 Census)[3]
73.8% White (66.6% White British)
16.3% Asian
5.5% Black
2.7% Mixed Race
1.6% Other

During the 19th century Coventry became a great manufacturing area, especially for bicycles. 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.

The city has three universities. Coventry University is in the city centre. The University of Warwick is in the southwest of Coventry and private Arden University in the southeast.

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

Coventry was UK City of Culture in 2021.

Coventry is located on the Birmingham loop of the West Coast Main Line. There are four railway stations, the main Coventry station and three local stations at Canley, Coventry Arena and Tile Hill.

References change

  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

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