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UK > Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2.55 million. Greater Manchester came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. The county consists of ten metropolitan boroughs, including the City of Manchester and the City of Salford.

Greater Manchester is landlocked, and as a ceremonial county borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Greater Manchester County Council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now effectively unitary authorities. However, the metropolitan county, which is some 496 square miles (1276 km²), continues to exist in law and as a geographic frame of reference.

Prior to the creation of the metropolitan county, the name SELNEC was used for the area from the initials 'South East Lancashire North East Cheshire'. Parts of the the historic counties of Lancashire and Cheshire covered the area that is now Greater Manchester (as well as a very small part of Yorkshire).

Locations within Manchester:

Abram
Adlington
Altrincham
Ashton-under-Lyne
Astley
Atherton
Baguley
Barton upon Irwell
Bickershaw
Birch
Blackrod
Bolton
Bradshaw
Bramhall
Bredbury
Broadheath
Bromley Cross
Bryn
Bury
Carrington
Castleton
Cheadle
Cheadle Hulme
Chequerbent
Chorlton upon Medlock
Darcy Lever
Davyhulme
Delph
Denton
Diggle
Disley
Droylsden
Dukinfield
Eccles
Edgworth
Ellenbrook
Failsworth
Farnworth
Flixton
Golborne
Gorton
Greenfield
Guide Bridge
Haigh
Harwood
Hazel Grove
Heaton Chapel
Heaton Norris
Heywood
Hindley
Holcombe
Hollinwood
Horwich
Hyde
Ince-in-Makerfield
Irlam
Kearsley
Lees
Leigh
Levenshulme
Little Hulton
Little Lever
Littleborough
Longdendale
Lowton
Manchester
Marple
Mellor
Micklehurst
Middleton
Millbrook
Milnrow
Moorside
Mossley
Moston
Mottram
New Delph
New Hey
Newton Heath
Newton-le-Willows
Northenden
Oldham
Openshaw
Partington
Patricroft
Pemberton
Pendlebury
Prestwich
Radcliffe
Ramsbottom
Reddish
Ringley
Ringway
Rochdale
Romiley
Royton
Rusholme
Saddleworth
Sale
Salford
Shaw
Shevington
Smithy Bridge
Stalybridge
Standish
Stockport
Stretford
Stubbins
Summerseat
Swinton
Timperley
Tottington
Trafford Park
Tyldesley
Upholland
Urmston
Victoria Park
Walkden
Walmersley
Warburton
Wardle
Weaste
West Gorton
Westhoughton
Whitefield
Wigan
Woodford
Woodley
Worsley
Wythenshawe


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