Coventry (KOV-ən-tree or KUV–) is a city in the West Midlands, England. It is on the River Sherbourne. Coventry has actually been a large settlement for centuries, although it was not established and provided its city status till the Middle Ages. The city is governed by Coventry City Council.
Previously part of Warwickshire until 1451, Coventry had a population of 345,328 at the 2021 census, making it the tenth largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom.
It is the second largest city in the West Midlands area, after Birmingham, from which it is separated by a location of green belt referred to as the Meriden Gap, and the 3rd largest in the wider Midlands after Birmingham and Leicester. The city belongs to a bigger conurbation referred to as the Coventry and Bedworth Urban Area, which in 2021 had a population of 389,603.