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Thinking of moving to Coventry? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Coventry has to offer.

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  • Coventry is the 11th largest city in the UK 
  • Its population is growing faster than most other cities – the last census put its number at nearly 313,000
  • That population is also younger than in most other cities – with an average age of 35 years old, compared to the national average of 39 

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  • Drawing on the legacy of jet-engine inventor Sir Frank Whittle, Coventry remains a centre for aerospace industries
  • Within the so-called Silicon Spa, Coventry contributes significantly to the county’s technological and digital sector, with a focus on software development and design, digital infrastructures, gaming, and film making.

Location and Transport 🚌

  • Situated in the heart of the Midlands, Coventry is a natural transport hub, serving London to the south, its sister city in Birmingham and all points north 
  • Trains to London’s Euston Station run every 20 minutes and the journey takes just one hour and 10 minutes
  • Trains to Birmingham run at just 10 minute intervals
  • Trains to both Leeds and Manchester each take approximately two and a half hours. 

Education 🎓

  • Coventry is ranked amongst the top 50 cities in the world for students – thanks not only to the size of its student population, but also its reputation with graduate employers
  • Coventry University focuses mainly on business studies, but is also one of the few academic research centres for automotive design
  • In addition, the Coventry City Council maintains and runs three main technical colleges
  • There are some 89 primary schools, 27 secondary schools and 9 independent schools within the City.

Environment 🌷 

  • There is a total of some 36 parks and open spaces within a 10-mile radius of Coventry city centre
  • One of the largest of these – just south of the city centre – is the 48.5-hectare War Memorial Park which attracts some 400,000 visitors a year.

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know …

  • The first ever live performance of Monty Python's Flying Circus was at Coventry’s main Belgrade Theatre in 1971 
  • When it was not achieving number one status in the UK and America, Chuck Berry's best-selling record My Ding-a-Ling, was recorded live during at the Locarno Ballroom during the Lanchester Arts Festival in 1972
  • The phrase “sent to Coventry” was coined during the English Civil War, when Royalists were banished to the strongly parliamentarian city.

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