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Old 04-28-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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I plan on going to England sometime this year for the first time and plan on visiting the other Birmingham which happens to the second largest city in that country. I grew up in Birmingham,AL but have always been curious about the other big sister city across the pond. Has anyone been to both? What are the differences between both cities of "Birmingham"? Any ounce of similarities between them? Just wondering
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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I have not been to the city....but guys from there sure seem to like me so maybe I should consider making a trip



Have you been to visit already?
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:23 PM
 
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I have not been to the city....but guys from there sure seem to like me so maybe I should consider making a trip



Have you been to visit already?
Well, almost a year has past since I posted this thread. The suspense will be over in a few weeks because I will be flying to England soon. I already have my ticket and passport. I will first meet my girlfriend in Manchester and then finally onto Birmingham. I've waited all my life to visiting the mother city. I will post pics and my experience of the other Birmingham when I return. It will be interesting to see the contrast between both cities. Will I'll be the first who grew up in Birmingham,AL to visit the other Birmingham...probably not.

Largest Birminghams of the world

1. Birmingham,UK (West Midlands) pop. city: 1,074,300 metro: 3,683,000 founded in 7th Century, became a city in 1889 (interesting late)

2. Birmingham,US (Alabama) pop. city: 212,237 metro: 1,128,047 founded in 1871

3. Birmingham,US (Michigan) pop. city 20,103 metro: 4,296,250 founded in 1819
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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I should be in England on the 5th.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:37 PM
 
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Can't wait to read about your travels.

Fun fact - Alabama is larger (area) than England.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:18 AM
 
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Birmingham UK is a multi cultural city but people there are very nice.You could be in supermarket and strangers will start conversations with you and neighbours greet you as well.It is very easy to become part of the city and you will quickly make friends.If say you were using public transport strangers could just talk to you (not in a nasty manner,just happens that people there are a friendly bunch).Generally life is very affordable and the City is in the Midlands the heart of the UK.Transport links are generally good as you have a very good public transport system with trains, buses,tram links and they are expanding the Trams right now.Only draw back on public transport is that buses do not work 24hrs but still a great place to be.
All religions are catered for and there are many restaurents and take away shops everywhere you go.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Well, almost a year has past since I posted this thread. The suspense will be over in a few weeks because I will be flying to England soon. I already have my ticket and passport. I will first meet my girlfriend in Manchester and then finally onto Birmingham. I've waited all my life to visiting the mother city. I will post pics and my experience of the other Birmingham when I return. It will be interesting to see the contrast between both cities. Will I'll be the first who grew up in Birmingham,AL to visit the other Birmingham...probably not.

Largest Birminghams of the world

1. Birmingham,UK (West Midlands) pop. city: 1,074,300 metro: 3,683,000 founded in 7th Century, became a city in 1889 (interesting late)

2. Birmingham,US (Alabama) pop. city: 212,237 metro: 1,128,047 founded in 1871

3. Birmingham,US (Michigan) pop. city 20,103 metro: 4,296,250 founded in 1819
I'm not going to check up on it, but I call foul on #3. I doubt a town of 20,103 can have a metro pop of 4 million. Is it part of a larger metro?
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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From what I know both the cities had the common magic city tags. Industrial revolution started in Manchester not very far from Bham UK. I think both these cities were industrial cities back in the day.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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All of those cities start with B, end with m, and have irmingha in the middle. They all have some people in them. Who are carbon based and need oxygen and food to survive. They are on land.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I'm not going to check up on it, but I call foul on #3. I doubt a town of 20,103 can have a metro pop of 4 million. Is it part of a larger metro?
Yeah it's part of Detroit. But I've never heard a suburbs metro area expressed that way. I don't think suburbs should or do get to do that. It starts and ends with the town proper for Birmingham of Michigan. Only Detroit gets to claim 4 mil.
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