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Birmingham, Alabama
City
City of Birmingham
From top left: Downtown from Red Mountain; Torii in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens; Alabama Theatre; Birmingham Museum of Art; City Hall; Downtown Financial Center
From top left: Downtown from Red Mountain; Torii in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens; Alabama Theatre; Birmingham Museum of Art; City Hall; Downtown Financial Center
Flag of Birmingham, Alabama
Flag
Official seal of Birmingham, Alabama
Seal
Nicknames: 
"The Magic City", "Pittsburgh of the South", "Bham"
Location within Jefferson County and Shelby County
Location within Jefferson County and Shelby County
Birmingham is located in Alabama
Birmingham
Birmingham
Location within Alabama
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Birmingham is located in the United States
Birmingham
Birmingham
Location within the United States
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Coordinates: 33°39′12″N 86°48′32″W / 33.65333°N 86.80889°W / 33.65333; -86.80889Coordinates: 33°39′12″N 86°48′32″W / 33.65333°N 86.80889°W / 33.65333; -86.80889
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Jefferson, Shelby
Incorporated December 19, 1871
Named for Birmingham, England, UK
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Mayor Randall Woodfin (D)
 • Council Birmingham City Council
Area
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 • City 148.61 sq mi (384.91 km2)
 • Land 146.07 sq mi (378.32 km2)
 • Water 2.55 sq mi (6.59 km2)
Elevation
644 ft (196 m)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • City 212,237
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
209,880
 • Rank US: 107th
AL: 1st
 • Density 1,436.86/sq mi (554.77/km2)
 • Urban
749,495 (US: 55th)
 • Metro
1,151,801 (US: 49th)
Demonym(s) Birminghamian
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
35201–35298
Area code(s) 205
Interstates I-20, I-22, I-59, I-65, and I-459
Airports Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport
FIPS code 01-07000
GNIS feature ID 015817
Website Official website