Wolverhampton, UK, InformationWolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the English West Midlands, traditionally part of the county of Staffordshire.
The city of Wolverhampton has a population of over 230,000.
The city was named after Lady Wulfruna, who founded the town in 985 when King Aethelred granted the title of land known as Heantune to her.
The name Wolverhampton comes from Anglo-Saxon Wulfrūnehēantūn = "Wulfrūn's high or principal enclosure or farm". Many buildings and firms in Wolverhampton are named after Lady Wulfruna. The name Wolverhampton is often abbreviated to "W'ton" or "Wolves".
The United Kingdom government announced on December 18, 2000 that Wolverhampton would be granted city status.