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Ceety an metropolitan borough o Greater Manchester

Manchester ("Mahnchestur") is a ceety an metropolitan borough o Greater Manchester, in nor-wast Ingland. Mair nor 452,000 fowk bide in the ceety, but 2,240,230 bides in the surroondin area.

City and Metropolitan borough
Clockwise from top: Skyline of Manchester City Centre, Beetham Tower, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Midland Hotel, One Angel Square, Manchester Town Hall
Clockwise from top: Skyline of Manchester City Centre, Beetham Tower, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Midland Hotel, One Angel Square, Manchester Town Hall
Coat o airms o Manchester
Coat o airms
Nickname(s): "Cottonopolis", "Warehouse City", Madchester
Motto(s): "Concilio Et Labore" "By wisdom and effort"
Manchester shown within Greater Manchester
Manchester shown within Greater Manchester
Coordinates: 53°28′N 2°14′W / 53.467°N 2.233°W / 53.467; -2.233
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Constituent country  England
Region North West England
City region Manchester
Ceremonial county Template:Kintra data Greater Manchester
Historic county Lancashire
(north of River Mersey)
(south of River Mersey)
Founded 1st century
Town charter 1301
City status 29 March 1853
Administrative HQ Manchester (Town Hall)
 • Teep Metropolitan borough
 • Bouk Manchester City Council
 • Leadership Leader and Cabinet
 • Executive Labour
 • Leader Sir Richard Leese
 • Lord Mayor Carl Austin-Behan[1]
 • Chief Executive Joanne Roney
 • ceety 115.6 km2 (44.6 sq mi)
 • Urban 630.3 km2 (243.4 sq mi)
Aurie rank 204t
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2011 est.)
 • ceety 541,300
 • Rank 6t
 • Density 4,349/km2 (11,260/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,553,379 (2nd)
 • Urban density 4,051/km2 (10,490/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,794,000 (3rd)
 • Ethnicity[2] White groups (66.7% )
Asian (14.4%)
Black (8.6%)
Mixed (4.7%)
Chinese (2.7%)
Arab (1.9%)
Other (1.2%)
Demonym(s) Mancunian
Manc (colloq.)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Simmer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode auries M
Diallin code 0161
ISO 3166 code GB-MAN
GSS code E08000003
NUTS 3 code UKD33
OS grid reference SJ838980
Motorways M56
Trunk primary routes A5103
Major railway stations Manchester Airport (B)
Manchester Oxford Road (C1)
Manchester Piccadilly (A)
Manchester Victoria (B)
Tramways Metrolink
Internaitional airports Manchester (MAN)
GDP US$ 92.3 billion [3]
- Per capita US$ 35,029[3]
MPs Graham Stringer (L)
Lucy Powell (L)
Sir Gerald Kaufman (L)
Jeff Smith (L)
Mike Kane (L)
Councillors 96
European Pairlament North Wast Ingland
Polis aurie Greater Manchester
Fire service Greater Manchester
Ambulance service North West

The ceety haes a lang history, datin back tae the Roman era.

The rowth o cotton in Great Breetain led tae Manchester becomin an industrial ceety. The Manchester Ship Canal alloued ships tae muive faurther up tae the ceety in the 18t century. Cotton factories an textile mills becam employers o monie fowk in Manchester an the local airt.

Manchester's main sport is nae dout fitbaw as the ceety is hame tae Ingland's twa maist muckle fitbaw teams Manchester United an Manchester City. United play thair hame gemmes at Auld Trafford in Greater Manchester, the maist muckle fitbaw stadium in the Unitit Kinrick. Thay war the maist succesfu Inglis fitbaw team syne the beginin o the Inglis Premiership. Syne the Premiership began thay hiv wan the 8 League teetles.


  1. "Manchester's Lord Mayor". Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  2. "2011 Census – Key statistics for local authorities in England and Wales". ONS. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Global city GDP 2013–2014". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 25 March 2015.