Coordinates: 52°24′29″N 1°30′38″W / 52.40806°N 1.51056°W / 52.40806; -1.51056

Coventry skyline

Coventry (/[unsupported input]ˈkʌvəntri/ or /ˈkɒvəntri/)[1] is a ceety an metropolitan borough in the coonty o Wast Midlands in Ingland. Coventry is the 9t lairgest ceety in Ingland an the 11t lairgest in the Unitit Kinrick.[2] It is an aa the seicont lairgest ceety in the Inglis Midlands, efter Birmingham, wi a population o 300,848,[3][4] awtho baith Leicester an Nottingham hae lairger urban auries. The population o Coventry haes risen tae 309,800 as o 2008.

Coventry is situatit 95 miles (153 km) northwast o Lunnon an 19 miles (31 km) east o Birmingham, an is further frae the coast than ony ither ceety in Breetain. Awtho harbourin a population o amaist a third o a million indwallers, Coventry is no amangst the Inglis Core Ceeties Group due tae its proximity tae Birmingham.

Coventry wis the warld's first 'twin ceety' whan it formed a twinnin relationship wi the Roushie ceety o Stalingrad (nou Volgograd) during Warld War II. The relationship developed throu ordinary fowk in Coventry who wantit tae shaw thair support for the Soviet Red Airmy durin the Battle o Stalingrad.[5] The ceety is nou an aa twinned wi Dresden, Lidice an wi 26 ither ceeties aroond the warld.

Coventry Cathedral is ane o the newer cathedrals in the warld, haein been biggit follaein the Warld War II bombin o the auncient cathedral bi the Luftwaffe. Coventry motor companies hae contributit significantly taeo the Breetish motor industry, an it haes twa varsities, the ceety centre-based Coventry University an the University o Warwick on the soothern ootskirts.

Twin ceetiesEedit

Coventry first twinned wi (Volgograd, Roushie). Efter Warld War II Coventry twinned wi Dresden as an act o peace an reconciliation, baith ceeties haein been vera hivily bombed durin the war. Each twin ceety kintra is representit in a specific ward o the ceety an in each ward haes a peace gairden dedicatit tae that twin ceety.

Coventry is nou twinned wi 26 places athort the warld:

Banner Ceety Kintra Year Twinned Ward
  Parkes, New Sooth Wales Australie 1956 Bablake
  Graz Austrick [6] 1957 Binley & Willenhall
  Sarajevo Bosnie an Herzegovinae 1957 Cheylesmore
  Cornwall, Ontario Canadae 1972 Earlsdon
Granby, Quebec 1963
Windsor, Ontario 1963
  Jinan Cheenae 1983 Foleshill
  Lidice Czech Republic 1947 Henley
Ostrava 1959
  Caen Fraunce 1957 Longford
Saint-Étienne 1955
  Dresden Germany 1959 Lawer Stoke
Kiel 1947
  Dunaújváros Hungary 1962 Radford
Kecskemét 1962
  Bologna Italy 1960 Sherbourne
  Kingston Jamaica 1962 St Michael's
  Arnhem Netherlands 1958 Upper Stoke
  Warsaw Poland 1957 Wainbody
  Cork Ireland 1958 Holbrooks
  Galaţi Romanie 1962 Westwood
  Volgograd/Stalingrad Roushie 1944 Whoberley
  Belgrade Serbie 1957 Woodlands
  Coventry, Connecticut Unitit States 1962 Wyken
Coventry, New York 1972
Coventry, Rhode Island 1971


  1. Roach, Peter; Hartman, James; Setter, Jane; Jones, Daniel, eds. (2006). Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary (17th ed.). Cambridge: CUP. ISBN 978-0-521-68086-8.
  2. Leet o Inglis ceeties bi population frae census 2001 figures
  3. "2001 Census: Area Statistics: Key Figures: Area: Coventry (Local Authority)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  4. 2001 Census Statistics[deid airtin]
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  6. "Twin Towns – Graz Online – English Version". Retrieved 5 January 2010.