town in West Midlands, England

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
Walsall town centre
A map of the West Midlands county, with a red dot showing the location of Walsall
A map of the West Midlands county, with a red dot showing the location of Walsall
Location within the West Midlands
Population67,594 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP0198
• London124 mi (200 km)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWALSALL
Postcode districtWS1–WS6, WS8, WS9
Dialling code01922
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
West Midlands
52°35′N 1°59′W / 52.58°N 1.98°W / 52.58; -1.98Coordinates: 52°35′N 1°59′W / 52.58°N 1.98°W / 52.58; -1.98

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: