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Walsall

(wôl`sôl), metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 177,923), W central England, in the Black CountryBlack Country,
highly industrialized region, historically mostly in Staffordshire but partly in Worcestershire and Warwickshire, W central England. It includes Dudley, Rowley Regis (see Warley), Tipton, Walsall, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, and Wolverhampton.
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. Iron and brass founding, limestone quarrying, and the manufacture of leather goods, small hardware, plastics, electronics, chemicals, and aircraft parts are the main industries and occupations of Walsall.
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Walsall

 

a city in Great Britain, in the metropolitan county of West Midlands (until 1974, part of Staffordshire). Population, 271,100 (1974). Long known as a center for saddle-making and metalworking, Walsall produces machine tools, electrical equipment, automobile parts, and leather goods. Metallurgy is also important. The West Midlands College of Education is located in Walsall.

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Walsall

1. an industrial town in central England, in Walsall unitary authority, West Midlands: engineering, electronics. Pop.: 170 994 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in central England, in the West Midlands. Pop.: 252 400 (2003 est.). Area: 106 sq. km (41 sq. miles)
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