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Birmingham is a major city of Alabama. The modern Birmingham also known as "The Magic City", is the young city of Alabama. It was founded after the Civil War. Birmingham city is a planned place for competitive improvement to the industrial cities of the Midwest and Northeast. There are number of forests, lakes and rivers with a wide and diverse wildlife in Birmingham. Ruffner Mountain Nature Center at the view natural areas can be found within the city of Birmingham. Birmingham is a great natural beauty, dynamic, progressive and urban destination. Nearly a million people live in the metropolitan area of the country has been ranked in the top 58 in United States. Birmingham is the cultural and entertainment center of the state and has a beautiful residential neighborhoods and parks and it has a thriving business environment of the country which provides a very low cost living. It is the main city in the state of Alabama, and it is an estimated 10 per cent of the country's natural resources and 10 percent of the nation's waterways. Birmingham is the second largest financial and banking area of the south-east. Birmingham city playing a strong role in the number of industries and business like manufacturing industry, banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, medical care, college education, and other businesses and industries.

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      Birmingham Area Recreation, Culture and Attractions
Birmingham is a cultural capital of the state. Birmingham Museum of Art is in the Southeast's major art museum in the region. Birmingham has excellent facilities in the Southeast has become a leading center for the arts, education, emphasizing, and has exhibited in many shows and performances. Downtown Birmingham area has opened many new independent shops and restaurants; the city has its involvement in cultural and economic renewal. The city celebrates many famous festivals. Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham from around the world to have their films watched and judged the film producers. Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival is the famous music festival of Birmingham, it is also celebrates last week of September month. The city of Birmingham has number of museums and art galleries. Birmingham Museum of Art is one of the major museums in Birmingham and it is also the largest municipal art museum in the Southeast. The historic Carver Theatre is located at Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame; it plays jazz classes and offers a number of other events. There are number of zoos in Birmingham, the city’s largest zoo is Birmingham Zoo located on Southeast part and it displays the natural environment. The city also known as "The Football Capital of the South," because of its rich sports history.

      Birmingham Area Demographics
Birmingham Area Total POpulation is 212,000
Birmingham Area Male POpulation is 99,300
Birmingham Area Female POpulation is 112,700
Birmingham Area Black POpulation is 155,200
Birmingham Area White POpulation is 44,800
Birmingham Area Hispanic POpulation is 7,700
Birmingham Area Asian POpulation is 2,200
Birmingham Area Two or more races POpulation is 1,800
Birmingham Area American Indian POpulation is 300
Birmingham Area Other race POpulation is 150
Birmingham Area Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone POpulation is 50

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Birmingham Area Nickname - "The Magic City", "Pittsburgh of the South"

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      Birmingham Area Education
Birmingham Public Schools provide child's individual education program. The city’s educational system was managed by the Birmingham City Schools System. There are number of schools in the city, approximately seven high schools, 13 middle schools, 33 elementary schools, and 9 kindergarten-eighth-grade primary schools in the Birmingham City. City of Birmingham is home for Alabama's best high schools, colleges and universities. There are eleven major institutions of higher education in the metropolitan Birmingham. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees provide engineering, business, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, religion, law, music and a wide range of fields.

      Birmingham Area History
The City of Birmingham is a product of the Civil War era. It was founded on June 1, 1871, which is expected as the intersection of the North & South, and the Alabama & Chattanooga railroads. From the start of the city planned a great center for new industries. 1890 Birmingham - Southern College, Mercy Home, and St. Vincent's Hospital, was installed, but it's also dangerous mine and foundry conditions and union organizers and torn by violence stemming from a decade between the mine owners. At the beginning of the 20th century, the urban area has a low-rise economical and residential district between the neo classical growth and the development of high-rise buildings and a busy grid of Birmingham. The city’s nicknamed "The Magic City" has given a significant increase in streetcar lines. The federal government has poured more than $350 million in economic stimulus effort, however, Birmingham depression slowly recovered from the back. Birmingham struggle for civil rights of African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s after that the center has attracted national and international attention. It is a major medical and research center for the improvement of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. It is the 1970s focus of development efforts at urban renewal. Today nearly one million residents are living in the metropolitan area of Birmingham and it is the largest city in Alabama.

      Birmingham Area Tourism
The city of Birmingham has number of tourist attractions. The city provides theme parks of all ages and has abilities to provide many outdoor activities. Visitors feel true relaxation for shopping in Birmingham and it has many options. Alabama Adventure is one of the theme parks in Birmingham, it offers traditional roller coasters guest’s rides, and water rides, as well as provides various verities. Birmingham Museum of Art is one of the major museums in the southeast.

      Birmingham Area Transportation
Birmingham has the most extensive networks of roads and highways in the south-east part of the state. The city has four inter-state highways; they are Inter-state 20, Inter-state 65, Inter-state 59, and Inter-state 22. Public transportation is a traveler downtown business district or just a day when there is a major attraction to the driving feel is a useful way to bring Birmingham. The Metro Area Express will have all bus and trolley services. Birmingham has three major railroad companies; they are the Norfolk Southern Company, CSX Transportation, and the BNSF Railway.

      Birmingham Area Collegs and Universities
Birmingham–Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, United States - 1400 Students
Jefferson State Community College, Center Point, Alabama; Hoover, Alabama; Pell City, Alabama; Clanton, Alabama, United States - 10,000+ Students
Lawson State Community College, Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.A.
Samford University, Homewood, Alabama, US - 4440 Students
Southeastern Bible College, Birmingham, Alabama, United States - 200 Students
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA - 18000 Students
Virginia College, Birmingham (Main Campus), Alabama, USA - 5,000 Students

      Birmingham Area Tourist Attractions
16th Street Baptist Church - Birmingham, Alabama - Historic Church
Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport - Birmingham, AL - Public airport
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown UAB, Birmingham, AL
Embassy Suites Hotel Birmingham, AL
Hotel Highland at Five Points, Birmingham, AL
Marriott Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
McWane Science Center, Birmingham, AL
Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa, Birmingham, AL
Rickwood Field Park, Birmingham, AL
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham, AL
Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Sloss Furnaces National Historical Landmark, Birmingham, AL
Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham, AL
The Summit - Birmingham, Alabama - Shopping Mall
The Wynfrey Hotel at Riverchase, Birmingham, AL
The Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama
Vulcan Park, Birmingham, AL

      Birmingham Area Museums
Alabama Historical Radio Museum
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
Alabama Men's Hall of Fame
Alabama Museum of Health Sciences
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham-Jefferson History Museum
Birmingham Museum of Art
McWane Science Center
Rickwood Field
Samuel Ullman Museum
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Southern Environmental Center
Southern Museum of Flight
Vulcan Park and Museum

      Birmingham Area Parks
Barker Park
Birmingham Parks & Recreation
Brother Bryan Park
Vulcan Park
Kelly Ingram Park
Arthur Shores Park
Avondale Park
Norwood Park Birmingham
Rickwood Park
Harrison Park Recreation Center
Stockham Park
Avon Park
Caldwell Park Birmingham
Hanover Park
Rushton Park
Rhodes Park
Marconi Park Birmingham
Fountain Heights Park
Barker Park

      Birmingham Area Religious
Birmingham Area Southern Baptist Convention Religious 49%
Birmingham Area United Methodist Church Religious 13%
Birmingham Area Catholic Church Religious 11%
Birmingham Area Other Religious 26%

      Birmingham Area Tax
Birmingham Area Sales Tax is 4%

      Birmingham Area Libraries
Birmingham Public Library
North Shelby Library

      Birmingham Area Neighborhoods
Airport Highlands neighborhood
Airport Hills neighborhood
Brownsville Heights neighborhood
Brummit Heights neighborhood
Central City neighborhood
Druid Hills neighborhood
East Birmingham neighborhood
Evergreen neighborhood
Five Points South neighborhood
Fountain Heights neighborhood
Glen Iris neighborhood
Maple Grove neighborhood
Northside neighborhood
Norwood neighborhood
Penfield Park neighborhood
Red Mountain neighborhood
Smithfield neighborhood
Southside neighborhood
Titusville neighborhood
West End neighborhood
Woodland Park neighborhood
Woodlawn neighborhood

      Birmingham Area Government
Birmingham is carried out under the government of a mayor council form. Birmingham mayor and nine-member city council, led by the Government have a strong-mayor variant. The mayor is elected for every four years; nine council members are elected at large also, but the odd-numbered years are based on a staggered. Birmingham City Council committee is divided into nine committees and each of the three council members appointed to the committee. After hearing all the elements of the range of each committee are responsible for making recommendations to the board.

      Birmingham Area Economy
Today the economy of Birmingham is mainly depending upon the medical industry as well as the commercial and financial industries. Birmingham is a major industrial expenditure in the manufacturing and distribution of automotive parts, machinery and metal industries. Birmingham Office of Economic Development (OED) of the Federal City offers many forms of financial assistance, employment and training, business assistance and retention programs and site specific targeted economic development programs including the state and locally sponsored events and activities. The city of Birmingham is a leading banking center of Alabama; the city has two major banks: they are Regions Financial Corporation and BBVA Compass. Other economical sectors are tourism and transportation in Birmingham.

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