Birmingham, Alabama is classic southern charm and hospitality. This vibrant, beautiful city serves up nationally recognized dining, shopping and entertainment, world-class attractions, events and other things to see and do. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Birmingham is Alabama's largest city. With a metropolitan population of nearly a million people, the city is a world-renowned medical and financial center. People like being in Birmingham. With geographical good fortune, a stock of year round entertainment, and its irresistible Southernness, this is a generously outfitted city.