Skyline of Coventry city centre
view from One Friargate
Shown within the West Midlands county
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ceremonial county||West Midlands|
|Administrative HQ||Council House|
|Founded by||Leofric, Earl of Mercia|
|• Type||Metropolitan borough|
|• Body||Coventry City Council|
|• Leadership||Leader and cabinet|
|• Executive||Labour Party|
|• Lord Mayor||John Blundell (Con)|
|• Council Leader||George Duggins (Lab)|
|• Chief Executive||Martin Reeves|
|• City and Metropolitan borough||38.09 sq mi (98.64 km2)|
(ONS mid-year estimates)
|• City and Metropolitan borough||352,900 (Ranked 15th)|
|• Density||8,050/sq mi (3,108/km2)|
|• Metro||651,600 |
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|ONS code||00CQ (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
|2017 mid-year estimate||360,100|
|73.8% White (66.6% White British)|
2.7% Mixed Race
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 local football team is Coventry City F.C..
Coventry will be UK City of Culture in 2021.
- "Population on 1 January by age groups and sex - functional urban areas". Retrieved 5 June 2016.
- ". ONS. Retrieved 20 August 2018
- "2011 Census: Key Statistics for Local Authorities in England and Wales". ONS. Retrieved 25 December 2012