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Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the county of West Midlands in England. Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 10th-largest city in England and the 13th-largest UK city overall.It is also the second largest city in the West Midlands region, after Birmingham, with a population of 329,810 in 2013.
Coventry is situated 95 miles (153 km) north-west of central London, 19 miles (31 km) east-south-east of Birmingham, 24 miles (39 km) south-west of Leicester and 10 miles (16 km) north of the county town of Warwick. It is further from the coast than any other city in Britain. Although harbouring a population of almost a third-of-a-million inhabitants, Coventry is not amongst the English Core Cities Group due to its proximity to Birmingham. Approximately half-a-million people live within 10 miles (16 km) of Coventry city centre.
Coventry was the world’s first twin city, when it formed a twinning relationship with the Russian city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) during World War II. The relationship developed through ordinary people in Coventry who wanted to show their support for the Soviet Red Army during the Battle of Stalingrad.The city is now also twinned with Dresden, Lidice, Saint-Étienne and 22 other cities around the world.A part of the City Centre at the entrance to the lower shopping precinct was named Lidice Place.
Coventry Cathedral is one of the newer cathedral buildings, having been built after the destruction of the fourteenth-century cathedral church of Saint Michael by the German Luftwaffe on 14 November 1940. Coventry motor companies have contributed significantly to the British motor industry. The city has two universities, the city centre-based Coventry University and the University of Warwick on the southern outskirts.