Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham is a city in Alabama.

It was named after the English city of the same name, as extensive iron ore deposits and a navigable waterway led it to become a major steel-producing city (like its English namesake); for many years it was known as the "Pittsburgh of the South".

It is best known as the headquarters of the Southeastern Conference, the large collegiate sports conference known for its success in college football. It is also the home of the Southwest Athletic Conference (SWAC), one of two conferences comprised of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU).

The LDS church operates the Birmingham Alabama Temple in the city; however, as with most of the American South, the major churches in the city are predominantly Evangelical Christian.