List of notable examples of confusing Birmingham with Birmingham, England

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This is a List of notable examples of confusing Birmingham with Birmingham, England:

  • 2008: England's Conservative Euro-MPs included a photograph of the skyline of Birmingham, Alabama
  • August 2008: The Fleet and Waste Management Department of Birmingham, England mailed out a brochure with information about its recycling programs to 360,000 households which included a stock photo of the skyline of Birmingham, Alabama. (story)
  • March 2014: Publicists for a "NotWedding" bridal fair at BridgeStreet Gallery & Loft submitted event information to the Birmingham, England City Council's "Things to Do in Birmingham" event website ( The city removed the listing after the mistake was pointed out. (story)
  • March 2016: Scottish stand-up comedian Scott Agnew mistakenly booked two nights at the Days Inn-Birmingham-West on 11th Court West off Arkadelphia Road near Birmingham-Southern College for a two-night appearance at Jongleurs in Birmingham, England. initially declined to refund his payment, but after pressure from local media and social media, returned his funds and helped him find lodging in England. (story)
  • April 2016: A couple from suburban Birmingham, England arrived at Birmingham Airport in the West Midlands expecting to board a direct flight to Las Vegas, Nevada, only to learn their flight originated at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama. The mix-up was widely reported and they were offered a free trip to Las Vegas by Virgin Holidays, capped with the 36-hour visit to Alabama, dubbed BHM not BHX.

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