About Greater Manchester
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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Here is our pick of local websites for Greater Manchester. All the available websites are in handy categories, so explore the list on the left-hand side to find exactly what you need.
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Community, business and council information for Greater Manchester.
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AGMA acts as the voice of the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester and works in partnership with a wide range of organisations both private, public and voluntary within the city-region and beyond.
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Greater Manchester, News, Sport, What's on, Classifieds and so much more...
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The National Trust protect and open to the public historic houses and gardens, industrial monuments, forests, beaches, farmland, islands, archaeological remains, castles and nature reserves. Plan days out and holidays, walks and educational excursions. Plus details of how to become a member or get involved with charity work.
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The market-leading commercial radio station for Greater Manchester, on 103.0 FM and DAB Digital Radio across Manchester and online via this website.
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