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Manchester
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): 
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
RegionNorth West England
City regionManchester
Ceremonial countyTemplate:Kintra data Greater Manchester
Historic countyLancashire
(north of River Mersey)
Cheshire
(south of River Mersey)
Founded1st century
Town charter1301
City status29 March 1853
Administrative HQManchester (Town Hall)
Govrenment
 • TeepMetropolitan borough
 • BodiManchester City Council
 • LeadershipLeader and Cabinet
 • ExecutiveLabour
 • LeaderSir Richard Leese
 • Lord MayorCarl Austin-Behan[1]
 • Chief ExecutiveJoanne Roney
Area
 • ceety115.6 km2 (44.6 sq mi)
 • Urban
630.3 km2 (243.4 sq mi)
Aurie rank204t
Elevation
38 m (125 ft)
Population
 (2011 est.)
 • ceety541,300
 • Rank6t
 • Density4,349/km2 (11,260/sq mi)
 • Urban
2,553,379 (2nd)
 • Urban density4,051/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 zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode auries
Diallin code0161
ISO 3166 codeGB-MAN
GSS codeE08000003
NUTS 3 codeUKD33
OS grid referenceSJ838980
MotorwaysM56
M60
A57(M)
A635(M)
Trunk primary routesA5103
Major railway stationsManchester Airport (B)
Manchester Oxford Road (C1)
Manchester Piccadilly (A)
Manchester Victoria (B)
TramwaysMetrolink
Internaitional airportsManchester (MAN)
GDPUS$ 92.3 billion [3]
- Per capitaUS$ 35,029[3]
MPsGraham Stringer (L)
Lucy Powell (L)
Sir Gerald Kaufman (L)
Jeff Smith (L)
Mike Kane (L)
Councillors96
European PairlamentNorth Wast Ingland
Polis aurieGreater Manchester
Fire serviceGreater Manchester
Ambulance serviceNorth West
Wabsteidwww.manchester.gov.uk

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.

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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Manchester's Lord Mayor". Manchester.gov.uk. 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.