Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton
St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton.jpg
Wolverhampton i10.JPG
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
Nickname(s): 
W'ton, W'hampton, Wolves, Wolvo, Wolftown
Motto(s): 
"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]

Toponym

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