Have you ever wondered where the Midlands start? Obviously we know it sits between the north and south of England but the lines seem blurred when it comes to identifying exactly where it is.

If you’re up for a debate when it comes to discussing where the north and south of the country are, this might spark your interest.

We asked Worcester News readers on Facebook where they think the Midlands starts – here are the results.

See where the Midlands start according to our readers

While the north-south divide argument is a popular one, the Midlands can get forgotten or worse…it gets considered as the north or south of the country when it’s clearly in the middle of the two.

East Midlands is where you’ll find the likes of Nottingham, Lincoln and Northampton while places like Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton are in the West Midlands.

The two are next to each other on the map, with the north above and the south below.

Two locals said they thought the region started in Claines while two more thought Watford was the answer.

One said they believe the Midlands starts “anywhere north of Watford” while another simply said “Watford.”

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One commented “Brum/ cov area”, referring to around the Birmingham and Coventry areas.

Another said: “The A449 somewhere between Ombersley and Kidderminster”.

Does anyone know where the Midlands start?

It seems no one really knows exactly where the Midlands begins and ends but some have had an online discussion on the forum website Quora.

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To further “confuse things”, a user explained which parts of the country make up the Midlands and mentioned one extra way people split the region up, saying: “You will probably get a different answer from anyone you ask.

“However the official Government regional boundaries divide the Midlands into East and West.

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“East Midlands consists of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. West Midlands consists of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire,. Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and West Midlands.

“Just to confuse things many people refer to Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire as North Midlands and Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire as South Midlands.”

Another Quora user said: ““Midlands” includes Staffordshire and perhaps Nottinghamshire, and then north to but excluding Yorkshire and Lancashire (which are “north” rather than “Midlands.”) But there is no definitive geographical meaning.”