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.
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|
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.
Walsall has four twin towns. It is twinned with: