Manchester

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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017.wikipedia
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Greater Manchester

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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017.
It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford.

History of Manchester

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The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium or Mancunium, which was established in about AD 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell.
Manchester began expanding "at an astonishing rate" around the turn of the 19th century as part of a process of unplanned urbanisation brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Wythenshawe

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The first to be included, Wythenshawe, was added to the city in 1931.
Wythenshawe is an area of south Manchester, England.

River Irwell

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The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium or Mancunium, which was established in about AD 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. The Brigantes were the major Celtic tribe in what is now known as Northern England; they had a stronghold in the locality at a sandstone outcrop on which Manchester Cathedral now stands, opposite the banks of the River Irwell.
It forms the boundary between Manchester and Salford and empties into the River Mersey near Irlam.

Lancashire

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It was historically a part of Lancashire, although areas of Cheshire south of the River Mersey were incorporated in the 20th century.
Liverpool and Manchester grew into its largest cities, dominating global trade and the birth of modern industrial capitalism.

Manchester Ship Canal

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The Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894, creating the Port of Manchester and directly linking the city to the Irish Sea, 36 mi to the west.
The Manchester Ship Canal is a 36 miles inland waterway in the North West of England linking Manchester to the Irish Sea.

Culture of Manchester

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It is notable for its architecture, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs and transport connections.
Despite being the 5th largest city in the United Kingdom by population and the second largest conurbation, Manchester has been ranked as the second city of the United Kingdom in numerous polls since the 2000s (decade), with an influential culture scene helping to elevate Manchester's importance in the national psyche.

Science and engineering in Manchester

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It is notable for its architecture, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs and transport connections.
Manchester is one of the principal cities of the United Kingdom, gaining city status in 1853, thus becoming the first new city in over 300 years since Bristol in 1542.

2002 Commonwealth Games

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Manchester hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
The 2002 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XVII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Manchester 2002 were held in Manchester, England, from 25 July to 4 August 2002.

1996 Manchester bombing

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Its fortune declined after the Second World War, owing to deindustrialisation, but the IRA bombing in 1996 led to extensive investment and regeneration.
The IRA detonated a 1500 kg Lorry bomb on Corporation Street in the centre of Manchester, England.

River Mersey

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It was historically a part of Lancashire, although areas of Cheshire south of the River Mersey were incorporated in the 20th century.
It flows westwards through the suburban areas of south Manchester, then into the Manchester Ship Canal at Irlam, becoming a part of the canal and maintaining the canal's water levels.

Breast-shaped hill

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The name Manchester originates from the Latin name Mamucium or its variant Mancunium and the citizens are still referred to as Mancunians . These are generally thought to represent a Latinisation of an original Brittonic name, either from mamm- ("breast", in reference to a "breast-like hill") or from mamma ("mother", in reference to a local river goddess).
The name Mamucium that gave origin to the name of the city of Manchester is thought to derive from the Celtic language meaning "breast-shaped hill", referring to the sandstone bluff on which the fort stood; this later evolved into the name Manchester.

Manchester Cathedral

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The Brigantes were the major Celtic tribe in what is now known as Northern England; they had a stronghold in the locality at a sandstone outcrop on which Manchester Cathedral now stands, opposite the banks of the River Irwell. The church is now Manchester Cathedral; the domestic premises of the college house Chetham's School of Music and Chetham's Library.
Manchester Cathedral, formally the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George, in Manchester, England, is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Manchester, seat of the Bishop of Manchester and the city's parish church.

Salford

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Their territory extended across the fertile lowland of what is now Salford and Stretford.
Salford is a city in the local government district of the City of Salford, Greater Manchester, England, approximately 1 mi west of Manchester city centre, in a meander of the River Irwell, which forms part of its boundary with the city of Manchester to the east.

Castlefield

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A stabilised fragment of foundations of the final version of the Roman fort is visible in Castlefield.
Castlefield is an inner city conservation area of Manchester in North West England.

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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017.
During the Industrial Revolution, many workers moved from England's countryside to new and expanding urban industrial areas to work in factories, for instance at Birmingham and Manchester, dubbed "Workshop of the World" and "Warehouse City" respectively.

Mamucium

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Following the Roman conquest of Britain in the 1st century, General Agricola ordered the construction of a fort named Mamucium in the year 79 to ensure that Roman interests in Deva Victrix (Chester) and Eboracum (York) were protected from the Brigantes.
Mamucium, also known as Mancunium, is a former Roman fort in the Castlefield area of Manchester in North West England.

Chetham's School of Music

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The church is now Manchester Cathedral; the domestic premises of the college house Chetham's School of Music and Chetham's Library.
Chetham's School of Music is an independent co-educational music school in Manchester, England.

Popular music of Manchester

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It is notable for its architecture, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs and transport connections.
Manchester had an impressive music scene before 1976, with groups like The Hollies, The Bee Gees, Herman's Hermits, Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders, Freddie and the Dreamers in the 1960s and Barclay James Harvest and 10cc in the early 1970s.

Chetham's Library

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The church is now Manchester Cathedral; the domestic premises of the college house Chetham's School of Music and Chetham's Library.
Chetham's Library in Manchester, England, is the oldest free public reference library in the United Kingdom.

Northern England

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The Brigantes were the major Celtic tribe in what is now known as Northern England; they had a stronghold in the locality at a sandstone outcrop on which Manchester Cathedral now stands, opposite the banks of the River Irwell.
Towns in the High Peak borough of Derbyshire are included in the Greater Manchester Built-Up Area, as villages and hamlets there such as Tintwistle, Crowden and Woodhead were formerly in Cheshire before local government boundary changes in 1974, due to their close proximity to the city of Manchester, and before this the borough was considered to be part of the Greater Manchester Statutory City Region.

Bridgewater Canal

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The Bridgewater Canal, Britain's first wholly artificial waterway, was opened in 1761, bringing coal from mines at Worsley to central Manchester.
The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England.

Cottonopolis

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Manchester was dubbed "Cottonopolis" and "Warehouse City" during the Victorian era.
Cottonopolis was a 19th century nickname for Manchester, as it was a metropolis and the centre of the cotton industry.

Worsley

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The Bridgewater Canal, Britain's first wholly artificial waterway, was opened in 1761, bringing coal from mines at Worsley to central Manchester.
It lies along the course of Worsley Brook, 5.75 mi west of Manchester.

Manchester City Council

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The local authority is Manchester City Council.
Manchester City Council is the local government authority for Manchester, a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England.