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Greater Manchester

County in England

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2.55 million. It was created 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.

The Greater Manchester Urban Area is the United Kingdom's third most populous conurbation, and spans across most of the county's territory. 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 492.7 square miles (1,276 km²) continues to exist in law and as a geographic frame of reference.

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Welcome to the Greater Manchester homepage dedicated to providing focused information about what's local in the area - part of yourlocalweb.co.uk - To explore and see more of what's happening in and around Gtr Manc simply use the easy page menu buttons shown above


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It's often said..."a picture paints a thousand words

Our fascinating local scene pictures of Greater Manchester can't fail to interest those of all ages with most kindly provided by local photographers...

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Is your business listed in the Gtr Manc local business directory?

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It takes just seconds and with an astonishing 40 million UK visitors we genuinely help to promote local e-commerce - High Street retailers - Professional services and new enterprise websites on both a local and national scale - the best part is... It's completely free and super easy!

To make sure you're not missing out simply check the business directory button seen at the top of the page


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