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"The Magic City"

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.

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Zip Codes

35203, 35204, 35205, 35206, 35207, 35208, 35211, 35212, 35214, 35217, 35218, 35221, 35222, 35224, 35233, 35234

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Birmingham is approximately 242,820 (2004), 212237 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 117,691 (1990), 89382 (2010).

The amount of land area in Birmingham is 384.599 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Birmingham is 151 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.188 sq kilometers.
The distance from Birmingham to Washington DC is 680 miles. The distance to the Alabama state capital is 86 miles. (as the crow flies)
Birmingham is positioned 33.52 degrees north of the equator and 86.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Birmingham elevation is a range of between 538 and 1,200 feet. Average 620 feet above sea level.
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Birmingham location: in central Alabama

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Birmingham is moderate. For weather information in Birmingham, please call: (205) 945-7000
Birmingham average annual rainfall is 61.8 inches per year
Birmingham average annual snowfall is 2.1 inches per year.
Birmingham average temperature is 61.8 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 51.0 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 65 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Birmingham history:

Birmingham was first known as Elyton and was just a small settlement of farming families. Due to its lack of facilities and businesses, no real damage was done here during the Civil War while other nearby areas were devastated. Named for the industrial city of the same name in England, Birmingham was founded in 1871 where two railroads crossed. Due to its location as a industrial center, it grew rapidly and became a magnet for iron and steel production. The Magic City nickname came about because of the quick growth in the beginning. Some said it happened like magic and the nickname stuck. Though the city experienced hard times during the Great Depression of the 1930ís, it rapidly came back during and after World War II. As time went by, more of the economy was shifted from the iron and steel mills to that of manufacturing and service oriented industries.

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The founding of Birmingham: 1871
The incorporation date of Birmingham: December 19, 1871

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Birmingham attractions:

Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The Birmingham Barons Baseball Club

The Birmingham Bulls Hockey Club

The Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Eighth Ave. North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-254-2565
Fax: 205-254-2714 or 2710
This is the largest museum in the southeast region with over 21,000 works of art from all time periods. Special exhibits, ongoing programs and permanent displays for all ages are available at the museum.

Birmingham Zoo

Hank Williams
The great country music singer, HANK WILLIAMS, is buried in Montgomery.

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