Metropolitan Alabama is the central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. As the name suggests, Metropolitan Alabama is home to Alabama's biggest urban area, the Birmingham metropolitan area, but also includes other towns and rural areas.
- 1 Birmingham - the largest city in Alabama
- 2 Alexandria
- 3 Anniston
- 4 Bessemer - site of much of Alabama's 20th-century steel industry; in decline since the 1960s
- 5 Gadsden - Noccalula Falls and Lookout Mountain
- 6 Homewood - a suburb south of Birmingham; home of Samford University
- 7 Hoover - another Birmingham suburb
- 8 Jasper
- 9 Talladega
- 10 Tuscaloosa - home to The University of Alabama, former state capital, Mercedes Benz USI, several museums, and Dreamland BBQ
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Interstates 65, 20, and 59, and US routes 31, 43, 11, 280, 78, and 278 lead into Metropolitan Alabama. This is the best way to get in.
Birmingham International Airport in Birmingham serves Metropolitan Alabama.