The industrial city of Wolverhampton, with a population of around 240,000, lies in the West Midlands to the north west of its sprawling neighbour, Birmingham, looking out over the countryside of nearby Staffordshire and Shropshire.
Just outside the famous 'Black Country' - so-named because of the dirty factories that proliferated locally during the 18th century - the city grew through industry to become the city it is today; although, in fact, it was only granted official city status in 2000.
These days Wolverhampton is perhaps better known for its culture and sport, being home to people such as comedian and writer, Meera Syal and Olympic Javelin gold-medallist Tessa Sanderson.
Wolverhampton has extensive transport links with surrounding regions: the Midland Metro that covers much of Birmingham and its satellite towns, the West Coast Main Line that passes through the city, and most of the major midlands motorways pass nearby.
For more information on Wolverhampton, see the About Wolverhampton section.