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Tamworth
Tamworth Castle
George Street
Population 76,696 (2019 est.)
OS grid reference SK207040
Unitary authority
  • Borough of Tamworth
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TAMWORTH
Postcode district B77, B78, B79
Dialling code 01827
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Tamworth
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°38′N 1°42′W / 52.63°N 1.70°W / 52.63; -1.70Coordinates: 52°38′N 1°42′W / 52.63°N 1.70°W / 52.63; -1.70

Tamworth is a large market town and borough in Staffordshire, England. It is 14 miles (23 km) north-east of Birmingham. A 2019 census estimated that around 77,000 people live in the town.

It used to be divided between the counties of Warwickshire and Staffordshire. In 1889, the town was placed entirely in Staffordshire.

The town is home to Tamworth Castle, a 12th century castle.

It was the capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia.

The town's railway station is located on the West Coast Main Line. Passengers can board direct local-stopping trains to Birmingham, London and Crewe. Cross-country trains, operated by CrossCountry, also call at Tamworth, providing direct trains to Nottingham, Yorkshire, Scotland, South Wales and Cornwall.

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