Place:Tamworth, Staffordshire, England

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NameTamworth
TypeTown, Borough (county)
Coordinates52.633°N 1.695°W
Located inStaffordshire, England
See alsoTamworth (district), Staffordshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
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Tamworth is a large market town and local government district in Staffordshire, England, located 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Birmingham city centre and 103 miles (166 km) northwest of London. Bordering northwest Warwickshire, Tamworth takes its name from the River Tame, which flows through it, as does the River Tame. At the 2011 UK census the town had a population of 76,900. Tamworth is the second largest settlement in Staffordshire after Stoke-on-Trent.

Tamworth is the home of the historic Tamworth Castle and Moat House and the town was the ancient capital of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia.

Tamworth was historically split between Staffordshire and Warwickshire, with the county boundary running through the town centre. Staffordshire was made to include the entire borough in 1888.

Currently the town's main industries include logistics, engineering, clothing, brick, tile and paper manufacture. Historically, it lends its name to a breed of pig.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Tamworth, Staffordshire.

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