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Where is Birmingham, Alabama

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About Birmingham, Alabama
Location: Birmingham
Latitude: 33.53N
Longitude: 86.82W

Facts About Birmingham

City Name Birmingham
ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
CountyJefferson, Shelby
Area148.61 sq mi (384.9 km2)
Population212,237 (2010)
Lat Long33°39′12″N 86°48′32″W
Official LanguageEnglish.
Calling Code205
Time ZoneCST (UTC-6) Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Nearest AirportBirmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
CurrencyUnited State Dollar (USD)

Founded in 1871 during the Reconstruction Era, Birmingham is the most populous city in the state of Alabama. The city is located in Jones Valley in Central Alabama. The 312-meter-tall Red Mountain rises immediately south of downtown. Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, and Bessemer are some the largest suburbs in Birmingham.

How to Reach Birmingham

Located five miles northeast of downtown, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is the busiest airport in Alabama. Amtrak's Crescent, which runs between New York City and New Orleans (Louisiana), stops in the city. Four Interstate Highways (I-20, I-22, I-59, and I-65) along with U.S. Highway 31 and 280 create a dense network of roads.

Things to Do in Birmingham

  • Learn about struggles and triumphs of the American Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Admire the Romanesque and Byzantine design of 16th Street Baptist Church
  • Click a selfie with 17-meter-tall Vulcan statue
  • Check out the sculpture of Dr. King at Kelly Ingram Park
  • Enjoy year-round camping and horseback riding in Oak Mountain State Park
  • Put on your hiking shoes in Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve or hike the Red Mountain for downtown vistas
  • Learn aviation history at Southern Museum of Flight
  • Get inspired by the collection of American, Asian, European, and Pre-Columbian artworks in the Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Remember local sport heroes in Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
  • Go for a miniature train ride or feed a giraffe in Birmingham Zoo
  • Gawk at dinosaur fossils or catch an IMAX movie in McWane Science Center
  • Buy tickets for a play in Alabama Theatre
  • Have a Halloween experience in Sloss Furnaces
  • Spend some family moments under the sun at Railroad Park
  • Take part in Barber Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park
  • Fill your lungs with fresh air in Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Last Updated on: July 14, 2020