Manchester Quick Facts & Figures

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The city of Manchester is located in the North East of England approx one hour from Liverpool. The city grew at a rapid rate during the Industrial Revolution and established its reputation for textile manufacture resulting in the city being one of the first industrialised cities in the world. The winding down of heavy industries hit the city hard resulting in tough times for the city and its people. A sustained period of regeneration and modernisation has transformed the city and its economy that has a positive vibe The city includes a number of historic, cultural and contemporary attractions for visitors.

The city has a thriving arts and culture scene and is well known for its influence on popular culture, music, media and sport. The city is home to both Manchester City and Manchester United football clubs. The city of Manchester is a university city and the administrative, cultural and financial centre for the Greater Manchester area with locals known as Mancunians. Manchester attracts many visitors each year and is a popular destination for short breaks and its range of shopping facilities makes it popular among shoppers. The location and transport links makes it convenient to visit from London, the north and south of England.

Manchester Quick Facts

Population: 498,800

Region: North West of England

Area total: 115.65 sq km

Languages: English

Demonym: Mancunian

Dialling Code: 0161

Postcode Area M

Closest Airports: Manchester International Airport, Blackpool Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Football Clubs: Manchester City FC and Manchester United FC.

Local Food: Barm cakes, Manchester tart, Eccles cake, fish and chips & a wide choice of world foods.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Salford, Bolton, Stockport, Leeds, Huddersfield and Liverpool.

Famous Attractions: Manchester Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Art Gallery, Urbis, Manchester Town Hall, Manchester Cathedral, Northern Quarter and Trafford Centre.

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