England, part 2. the midlands

The Midlands Region has much farming, but this part of the country is better known as an industrial area, one of England's most productive regions.
Birmingham which is often called 'the Big Heart of England', is the most important city of the Midlands. It is the second largest city in the United Kingdom. Birmingham and the neighbouring industrial city of Coventry are famous for engineering, especially car production.
Derby is another engineering centre. Rolls Royce make aero engines and cars there.
The Potteries is another industrial area in the Midlands. It lies around the city of Stoke-on-Trent and produces china, crockery and all kinds of ceramics, some of which are famous worldwide, Wedgwood among them.
In contrast, the Midlands region has some beautiful picturesque countryside in the Peak District with its National Park.