St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton.jpg
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Chubb Building.jpg
Wolverhampton Art Gallery 2.jpg
Clockwise from top: St Peter's Collegiate Church, the Chubb Building, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the i10 building as part of the Interchange Project.
Official logo of Wolverhampton
Coat of arms
W'ton, W'hampton, Wolves, Wolvo, Wolftown
"Out of darkness cometh light"
Wolverhampton shown within the West Midlands county
Wolverhampton shown within the West Midlands county
Coordinates: 52°35′N 2°08′W / 52°35′N 2°08′W / 52.583; -2.133

Wolverhampton (ən/ (About this soundlisten)) is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 249,470.[2][3] The demonym for people from the city is 'Wulfrunian'.

Historically part of Staffordshire, the city grew initially as a market town specialising in the woollen trade. In the Industrial Revolution, it became a major centre for coal mining, steel production, lock making and the manufacture of cars and motorcycles. The economy of the city is still based on engineering, including a large aerospace industry, as well as the service sector.[4]


The city is named after Wulfrun, who founded the town in 985, from the Anglo-Saxon Wulfrūnehēantūn ("Wulfrūn's high or principal enclosure or farm").[5][6][7] Prior to the Norman Conquest, the area's name appears only as variants of Heantune or Hamtun, the prefix Wulfrun or similar appearing in 1070 and thereafter.[6] Alternatively, the city may have earned its original name from Wulfereēantūn ("Wulfhere's high or principal enclosure or farm") after the Mercian King,[8] who tradition tells us established an abbey in 659, though no evidence of an abbey has been found.[9] The variation Wolveren Hampton is seen in medieval records, e.g. in 1381.[10]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Wolverhampton
Ænglisc: Heantun
العربية: ولفرهامبتن
asturianu: Wolverhampton
azərbaycanca: Vulverhempton
تۆرکجه: ولورهمپتون
беларуская: Вулвергемптан
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Ўулвэргэмптан
български: Улвърхамптън
brezhoneg: Wolverhampton
català: Wolverhampton
čeština: Wolverhampton
Cymraeg: Wolverhampton
Deutsch: Wolverhampton
español: Wolverhampton
Esperanto: Wolverhampton
euskara: Wolverhampton
français: Wolverhampton
Gaeilge: Wolverhampton
한국어: 울버햄프턴
Bahasa Indonesia: Wolverhampton
íslenska: Wolverhampton
italiano: Wolverhampton
latviešu: Vulverhemptona
lietuvių: Vulverhamptonas
مازِرونی: ولورهمپتون
Nederlands: Wolverhampton
norsk nynorsk: Wolverhampton
português: Wolverhampton
română: Wolverhampton
Runa Simi: Wolverhampton
Simple English: Wolverhampton
ślůnski: Wolverhampton
српски / srpski: Вулверхемптон
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Wolverhampton
svenska: Wolverhampton
Tagalog: Wolverhampton
Türkçe: Wolverhampton
українська: Вулвергемптон
Tiếng Việt: Wolverhampton
Volapük: Wolverhampton
Winaray: Wolverhampton
粵語: 和夫咸頓