Birmingham is the most populous British city outside of London with over a million residents. It rose to international prominence in the 18th century during the Midlands Enlightenment and the subsequent Industrial Revolution, putting it at the forefront of worldwide advances in science, technology, and economics. By 1791, it was described as the 'first manufacturing town in the world'.
Today, Birmingham is a major international commercial centre and is home to six leading universities and houses major cultural institutions such as the Birmingham Royal Ballet, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. The city is also home to the world class Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Among the city's many other attractions are the Jewellery Quarter – the largest jewellery making centre in Europe, and more parks, open spaces, and canals than any other city in Europe.
Birmingham lies at the very heart of the UK and is a major hub for British and international business. As well as great road and rail connections, its airport provides a link to over 100 national and international destinations, making it one of the most accessible cities in the UK.
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