The Black Country sitds an area of the West MidlandsEnglandwest of Birmingham  and commonly refers to a region of more than 1 million people covering most of the four Metropolitan Boroughs of DudleySandwell with the exception of Rowley Regis which belongs to an extended area of BirminghamWalsall and Wolverhampton.
The first trace of the phrase "The Black Country" as an expression dates from the s. In addition, Escorts in Bolton lancashire regeneration of the area by local and national government has brought official recognition to the region and to some extent defined Stourbrudge boundary.
The Black Country has no single set of defined boundaries. As the atmosphere becomes purer, we get to the higher ground of Brierley Hill, nevertheless here also, as far as the eye can reach, on all sides, tall chimneys vomit forth great clouds of smoke". Today the term commonly refers to the majority or all of Birkenhead japanese escorts four metropolitan boroughs of DudleySandwellWalsall and Wolverhampton  although it is Datnig that "no two Black Country men or women will agree on where it starts or ends".
Official use of the name came in with the Black Country Development Corporationan urban development corporation covering the metropolitan Dating in Stourbridge free sites of Sandwell and Walsallwhich was disbanded in The borders of the Black Country can be defined by using the special cultural and industrial Better massage Guildford of the area.
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The Black Country Society defines the Black Country's borders as the area on the thirty foot coal seam, regardless the depth of the seam.
This definition includes West Bromwich and Oldbury, which had many deep pits, and Smethwick. The thick coal that underlies Smethwick was not mined until the s and Smethwick has retained more Victorian character than most West Midland areas.
Sandwell Park Colliery's pit was located in Smethwick and had 'thick coal' as shown in written accounts from and coal was also heavily mined in Hamsteadfurther east,  whose workings extended well under what is now north Birmingham.
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Smethwick and Dudley Port were described as "a thousand swarming hives of metallurgical industries" by Samuel Griffiths in Warley is also included, despite lacking industry and canals, as housing for industrial workers in Smethwick and Oldbury was built. Another geological definition, the seam outcrop definition, only includes areas where the coal seam is shallow making the soil black at the surface.
Some coal mining areas to the east and west of the geologically defined Black Country are therefore excluded by this definition because the coal here is too deep down and does not outcrop. The seam outcrop definition excludes areas in North Worcestershire and South Staffordshire.
The first recorded use of the term "the Black Country" may be from a toast given by a Mr Simpson, town clerk to Lichfieldaddressing a Reformer's meeting on 24 Novemberpublished in the Staffordshire Advertiser.
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