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West Bromwich, Sandwell

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West Bromwich, Sandwell

West Bromwich Listen/wɛst ˈbrɒmɪtʃ/ is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, in the West Midlands, England, United Kingdom. It is 5 miles northwest of Birmingham lying on the A41 London-to-Birkenhead road and is part of the Black Country. Historically part of Staffordshire, West Bromwich is the largest town within Sandwell, with a population of 136,940 at the time of the 2001 census. The Latin motto on the town's coat of arms translates as "Work Conquers All".
Administrative CountySandwell
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSO9992
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code0121
Population136,940 (2001)

Other names by which West Bromwich, Sandwell has been known in the past

Bromidge ~ Bromwich ~ Bromwich West ~ West Bromich

West Bromwich, Sandwell in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bromwich, West, parl. and mun. bor., and par., Staffordshire, 4½ miles NW. of Birmingham by rail, 5719 ac., pop. 56,295; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers; has coal and iron mines, and hardware mfrs. West Bromwich was made a mun. bor. in 1882, and a parl. bor. in 1885; it returns 1 member to Parliament.

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