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The Midlands
The West Midlands and East Midlands regions of England
The West Midlands and East Midlands regions of England
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Constituent country  England
Major Cities Birmingham
Coventry
Leicester
Nottingham
Stoke-on-Trent
Derby
Wolverhampton
Principal settlements
Area
 • Total 28,627 km2 (11,053 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total 10,135,000
 • Density 354.036/km2 (916.95/sq mi)
 • Urban
8,079,000
 • Rural
2,056,000
Demonym(s) Midlander
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)

The Midlands is a part of England that broadly corresponds to the Kingdom of Mercia of the Early Middle Ages, bordered by the England–Wales border, Northern England and Southern England. The Midlands were important in the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. It is split into the West Midlands and East Midlands. Birmingham is the second-largest city and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom.

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