Place:Greater Manchester, England

NameGreater Manchester
Alt namesGt Mansource: UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [web site] (1997-98) accessed 16 Dec 2002
GTMsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002).
Manchestersource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
TypeMetropolitan county
Located inEngland     (1974 - 1986)
See alsoLancashire, Englandcounty from which area was taken to form Greater Manchester in 1974
Cheshire, Englandcounty from which area was taken to form Greater Manchester in 1974
Derbyshire, Englandcounty from which a small area was taken to form Greater Manchester in 1974
Contained Places
Ancient parish
Bolton-le-Moors ( 1974 - )
Bury ( 1974 - )
Prestwich-cum-Oldham ( 1974 - )
Standish-with-Langtree ( 1974 - )
Thornham (near Middleton) ( 1974 - )
Borough
Altrincham ( 1974 - )
Dukinfield ( 1974 - )
Heywood ( 1974 - )
Hyde ( 1974 - )
Stalybridge ( 1974 - )
Stockport ( 1974 - )
Borough (county)
Bolton ( 1974 - )
Bury ( 1974 - )
Manchester ( 1974 - )
Oldham ( 1974 - )
Rochdale ( 1974 - )
Salford ( 1974 - )
Wigan ( 1974 - )
Borough (metropolitan)
Bolton ( 1974 - )
Borough (municipal)
Ashton-under-Lyne ( 1974 - )
Eccles ( 1974 - )
Farnworth (near Bolton) ( 1974 - )
Leigh ( 1974 - )
Middleton (Greater Manchester) ( 1974 - )
Prestwich ( 1974 - )
Radcliffe ( 1974 - )
Swinton and Pendlebury ( 1974 - )
City district
Birtenshaw ( 1974 - )
Blackley ( 1974 - )
Crumpsall ( 1974 - )
Didsbury ( 1974 - )
Ordsall-in-Salford
Civil parish
Ainsworth ( 1974 - )
Alt ( 1974 - )
Bardsley ( 1974 - )
Barton Moss ( 1974 - )
Birtle-cum-Bamford ( 1974 - )
Bolton-le-Moors ( 1974 - )
Bosden ( 1974 - )
Breightmet ( 1974 - )
Brinnington ( 1974 - )
Clifton (near Eccles) ( 1974 - )
Crossbank ( 1974 - )
Darcy-Lever ( 1974 - )
Davyhulme ( 1974 - )
Deane ( 1974 - )
Golborne ( 1974 - )
Great Lever ( 1974 - )
Halliwell ( 1974 - )
Hartshead ( 1974 - )
Heaton (near Bolton) ( 1974 - )
Hurst ( 1974 - )
Little Moss ( 1974 - )
Matley ( 1974 - )
Mossley ( 1974 - )
Norbury (near Stockport) ( 1974 - )
Offerton ( 1974 - )
Outwood ( 1974 - )
Over Hulton ( 1974 - )
Partington ( 1974 - )
Reddish ( 1974 - )
Saddleworth ( 1974 - )
Shaw and Crompton ( 1974 - )
South Turton ( 1974 - )
Stockport Etchells ( 1974 - )
Torkington ( 1974 - )
Unsworth ( 1974 - )
Walmersley-cum-Shuttleworth ( 1974 - )
Warburton ( 1974 - )
Waterloo (Ashton-under-Lyne) ( 1974 - )
Winstanley ( 1974 - )
Woodhouses ( 1974 - )
Hamlet
Alt ( 1974 - )
Bardsley ( 1974 - )
Delph ( 1974 - )
Dobcross ( 1974 - )
Downall Green ( 1974 - )
Greenfield ( 1974 - )
Outwood ( 1974 - )
Scouthead ( 1974 - )
Springhead ( 1974 - )
Inhabited place
Abram ( 1974 - )
Affetside ( 1974 - )
Altrincham ( 1974 - )
Ashton-in-Makerfield ( 1974 - )
Ashton-under-Lyne ( 1974 - )
Aspull ( 1974 - )
Astley (Wigan) ( 1974 - )
Astley Bridge ( 1974 - )
Astley Green ( 1974 - )
Atherton ( 1974 - )
Audenshaw ( 1974 - )
Baguley ( 1974 - )
Barton-upon-Irwell ( 1974 - )
Boothstown ( 1974 - )
Bradshaw ( 1974 - )
Bramhall ( 1974 - )
Bredbury ( 1974 - )
Brinnington ( 1974 - )
Broadbottom ( 1974 - )
Broadheath ( 1974 - )
Bryn ( 1974 - )
Cadishead ( 1974 - )
Calderbrook ( 1974 - )
Chadderton ( 1974 - )
Cheadle Hulme ( 1974 - )
Cheadle ( 1974 - )
Compstall ( 1974 - )
Denshaw ( 1974 - )
Denton ( 1974 - )
Diggle ( 1974 - )
Droylsden ( 1974 - )
Dukinfield ( 1974 - )
Egerton ( 1974 - )
Ellesmere Park ( 1974 - )
Elton ( 1974 - )
Failsworth ( 1974 - )
Firswood ( 1974 - )
Flowery Field ( 1974 - )
Friezland ( 1974 - )
Gatley ( 1974 - )
Gee Cross ( 1974 - )
Grasscroft ( 1974 - )
Greenfield ( 1974 - )
Greenmount ( 1974 - )
Haigh ( 1974 - )
Harwood ( 1974 - )
Hattersley ( 1974 - )
Haughton Green ( 1974 - )
Hazel Grove ( 1974 - )
High Lane ( 1974 - )
Hindley Green ( 1974 - )
Hindley ( 1974 - )
Hollingworth ( 1974 - )
Horwich ( 1974 - )
Hyde ( 1974 - )
Ince-in-Makerfield ( 1974 - )
Irlam ( 1974 - )
Lees ( 1974 - )
Leigh ( 1974 - )
Little Moss ( 1974 - )
Littleborough ( 1974 - )
Lowton ( 1974 - )
Ludworth ( 1974 - )
Lydgate ( 1974 - )
Manchester ( 1974 - )
Marple ( 1974 - )
Matley ( 1974 - )
Mellor ( 1974 - )
Milnrow ( 1974 - )
Mossley ( 1974 - )
Mottram in Longdendale ( 1974 - )
New Hey ( 1974 - )
Northen Etchells ( 1974 - )
Orrell (near Wigan) ( 1974 - )
Partington ( 1974 - )
Pendlebury ( 1974 - )
Ramsbottom ( 1974 - )
Ringway ( 1974 - )
Rochdale ( 1974 - )
Romiley ( 1974 - )
Royton ( 1974 - )
Sale ( 1974 - )
Salford ( 1974 - )
Shevington ( 1974 - )
Stalybridge ( 1974 - )
Stretford ( 1974 - )
Summerseat ( 1974 - )
Swinton ( 1974 - )
Timperley ( 1974 - )
Tottington ( 1974 - )
Tyldesley ( 1974 - )
Urmston ( 1974 - )
Walkden ( 1974 - )
Walshaw ( 1974 - )
Wardle ( 1974 - )
Westhoughton ( 1974 - )
Whitefield ( 1974 - )
Wingates ( 1974 - )
Woodford ( 1974 - )
Worsley ( 1974 - )
Worthington ( 1974 - )
Locality
Birch (near Middleton)
Fishpool ( 1974 - )
Metropolitan area
Bolton (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Bury (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Manchester (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Oldham (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Rochdale (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Salford (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Stockport (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Tameside (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Trafford (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Wigan (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Suburb
Ainsworth ( 1974 - )
Alkrington ( 1974 - )
Ancoats ( 1974 - )
Ardwick ( 1974 - )
Ashton upon Mersey ( 1974 - )
Atherton ( 1974 - )
Baguley ( 1974 - )
Bardsley ( 1974 - )
Barton-upon-Irwell ( 1974 - )
Bedford ( 1974 - )
Benchill ( 1974 - )
Beswick ( 1974 - )
Bosden ( 1974 - )
Bowdon ( 1974 - )
Bradford (Manchester) ( 1974 - )
Bredbury ( 1974 - )
Brooklands ( 1974 - )
Broughton (near Salford) ( 1974 - )
Buckley ( 1974 - )
Burnage ( 1974 - )
Carrington ( 1974 - )
Castlefield ( 1974 - )
Castleton ( 1974 - )
Cheadle Hulme ( 1974 - )
Cheetham Hill ( 1974 - )
Chorlton-cum-Hardy ( 1974 - )
Chorlton-upon-Medlock ( 1974 - )
Clayton (Manchester) ( 1974 - )
Collyhurst ( 1974 - )
Davyhulme ( 1974 - )
Dunham Massey ( 1974 - )
Eccles ( 1974 - )
Fallowfield ( 1974 - )
Flixton ( 1974 - )
Godley ( 1974 - )
Gorse Hill ( 1974 - )
Gorton ( 1974 - )
Great Lever ( 1974 - )
Hale (near Altrincham) ( 1974 - )
Hale Barns ( 1974 - )
Halliwell ( 1974 - )
Harpurhey ( 1974 - )
Hartshead ( 1974 - )
Hattersley ( 1974 - )
Hazel Grove ( 1974 - )
Heald Green ( 1974 - )
Heaton (near Bolton) ( 1974 - )
Heaton Chapel ( 1974 - )
Heaton Mersey ( 1974 - )
Heaton Moor ( 1974 - )
Heaton Norris ( 1974 - )
Hulme ( 1974 - )
Irlam ( 1974 - )
Kitt Green ( 1974 - )
Langley ( 1974 - )
Lees ( 1974 - )
Levenshulme ( 1974 - )
Little Moss ( 1974 - )
Longsight ( 1974 - )
Lostock ( 1974 - )
Ludworth ( 1974 - )
Marple ( 1974 - )
Middle Hulton ( 1974 - )
Miles-Platting ( 1974 - )
Milnrow ( 1974 - )
Moorside ( 1974 - )
Moss Nook ( 1974 - )
Moss Side (Manchester) ( 1974 - )
Moston ( 1974 - )
New Hey ( 1974 - )
Newall Green ( 1974 - )
Newton (near Hyde) ( 1974 - )
Newton Heath (near Manchester) ( 1974 - )
Norden ( 1974 - )
Northen Etchells ( 1974 - )
Northenden ( 1974 - )
Northern Moor ( 1974 - )
Old Trafford ( 1974 - )
Oldfield Brow ( 1974 - )
Openshaw ( 1974 - )
Over Hulton ( 1974 - )
Partington ( 1974 - )
Patricroft ( 1974 - )
Peel Green ( 1974 - )
Peel Hall (Wythenshawe) ( 1974 - )
Pemberton ( 1974 - )
Pendlebury ( 1974 - )
Pennington (near Leigh)
Platt Bridge ( 1974 - )
Reddish ( 1974 - )
Rhodes ( 1974 - )
Ringway ( 1974 - )
Romiley ( 1974 - )
Rusholme ( 1974 - )
Sharples ( 1974 - )
Sharston ( 1974 - )
Smithills ( 1974 - )
Swinton ( 1974 - )
Thornham (near Middleton) ( 1974 - )
Timperley ( 1974 - )
Tonge (near Bolton) ( 1974 - )
Tonge (near Middleton) ( 1974 - )
Trafford Park ( 1974 - )
Walkden ( 1974 - )
Warburton ( 1974 - )
Waterloo (Ashton-under-Lyne) ( 1974 - )
West Timperley ( 1974 - )
Westleigh ( 1974 - )
Whalley Range ( 1974 - )
Withington ( 1974 - )
Woodford ( 1974 - )
Woodhouse Park ( 1974 - )
Wythenshawe ( 1974 - )
Township
Barton-upon-Irwell ( 1974 - )
Bedford ( 1974 - )
Butterworth ( 1974 - )
Cheadle-Bulkeley ( 1974 - )
Elton ( 1974 - )
Hartshead ( 1974 - )
Knott Lanes ( 1974 - )
Little Hulton ( 1974 - )
Park-Bridge ( 1974 - )
Pilkington ( 1974 - )
Sharples ( 1974 - )
Westleigh ( 1974 - )
Wuerdle-with-Wardle ( 1974 - )
Unknown
Hopwood ( 1974 - )
Urban district
Abram ( 1974 - )
Altrincham ( 1974 - )
Ashton upon Mersey ( 1974 - )
Ashton-in-Makerfield ( 1974 - )
Blackrod ( 1974 - )
Bowdon ( 1974 - )
Chadderton ( 1974 - )
Denton ( 1974 - )
Droylsden ( 1974 - )
Failsworth ( 1974 - )
Golborne ( 1974 - )
Hale (near Altrincham) ( 1974 - )
Hindley ( 1974 - )
Hurst ( 1974 - )
Ince-in-Makerfield ( 1974 - )
Kearsley ( 1974 - )
Lees ( 1974 - )
Little Hulton ( 1974 - )
Little Lever ( 1974 - )
Longdendale ( 1974 - )
Orrell (near Wigan) ( 1974 - )
Ramsbottom ( 1974 - )
Royton ( 1974 - )
Saddleworth ( 1974 - )
Shaw and Crompton ( 1974 - )
Standish-with-Langtree ( 1974 - )
Stretford ( 1974 - )
Swinton and Pendlebury ( 1974 - )
Tottington ( 1974 - )
Tyldesley ( 1974 - )
Urmston ( 1974 - )
Worsley ( 1974 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Greater Manchester is an amalgamation of 70 former local government districts from the former administrative counties of Lancashire, Cheshire, the West Riding of Yorkshire and eight independent county boroughs. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs:

Greater Manchester was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972; and designated a Statutory City Region on 1 April 2011.

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2.7 million (as estimated for 2014). Greater Manchester spans 493 square miles (1,277 km2). It is landlocked and borders Cheshire (to the south-west and south), Derbyshire (to the south-east), West Yorkshire (to the north-east), Lancashire (to the north) and Merseyside (to the west). There is a mix of high-density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but land use is mostly urban--the product of concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which occurred mostly during the 19th century when the region flourished as the global centre of the cotton industry. It has a focused central business district, formed by Manchester city centre and the adjoining parts of Salford and Trafford, but Greater Manchester is also a polycentric county with ten metropolitan districts, each of which has at least one major town centre and outlying suburbs.

For the 12 years following 1974 the county had a two-tier system of local government; district councils shared power with the Greater Manchester County Council. The county council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) effectively became unitary authority areas. However, the metropolitan county has continued to exist in law and as a geographic frame of reference, and as a ceremonial county with a Lord Lieutenant and a High Sheriff. In April 2011 the Greater Manchester Combined Authority was established as the strategic county-wide authority for Greater Manchester, taking on functions and responsibilities for economic development, regeneration and transport.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Greater Manchester.

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