Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton (/ˌwʊlvərˈhæmptən/ (listen)) is a city, metropolitan borough, and administrative centre in the West Midlands, England. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 249,470.[2][3] Natives of the city are called "Wulfrunians".

Wolverhampton
Clockwise from top: St Peter's Collegiate Church, the Chubb Building, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the i10 building as part of the Interchange Project
Nickname(s): 
W'ton, W'hampton, Wolves, Wolvo, Wolftown
Motto(s): 
Out of darkness cometh light
Wolverhampton shown within the West Midlands county
Coordinates: 52°35′N 2°08′W
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country England
RegionWest Midlands
Ceremonial county West Midlands
Historic County Staffordshire
Founded985
City2000
Metropolitan borough1 April 1974
Founded byLady Wulfruna
Admin. HQWolverhampton Civic Centre
Government
  TypeMetropolitan borough
  Governing bodyCity of Wolverhampton Council
  MayorClaire Darke
Area
  Total69.44 km2 (26.81 sq mi)
Elevation
163 m (535 ft)
Population
 (2019)
  Total263,357
  Density3,407/km2 (8,820/sq mi)
  Ethnicity
(2011 census)[1]
77% White (64.5% White British)
17.5% South Asian
6.9% Black
2.5% Chinese or other
5.1% Mixed Race
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode
Area code(s)01902
ISO 3166-2GB-WLV
ONS code00CW (ONS)
E08000031 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSO915985
NUTS 3UKG39
Websitewww.wolverhampton.gov.uk
Wolverhampton Skyline with St. Peters Church in the centre

Historically part of Staffordshire, the city grew initially as a market town specialising in the wool trade. In the Industrial Revolution, it became a major centre for coal mining, steel production, lock making, and the manufacture of cars and motorcycles. The economy of the city is still based on engineering, including a large aerospace industry, as well as the service sector.[4]