Redditch is a town, and local government district in north-east Worcestershire, England, approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Birmingham. In the 19th century it became the international centre for the needle and fishing tackle industry. At one point 90% of the world's needles were manufactured in the town and its neighbourhoods. In the 1960s it became a model for modern new town planning.
Redditch has a population of over 84,214 people. Redditch also forms part of the wider Birmingham metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,683,000 people.
Redditch is twinned with: Auxerre, France; Mtwara, Tanzania. Redditch also has formal "Friendship" links with: St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies; Gruchet-le-Valasse, France; Gujar Khan, Pakistan