Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county and urban City Region in North West England. Greater Manchester spans one of the United Kingdom's largest and most vibrant metropolitan areas, and has a population of 2.7 million.
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Wigan is a town and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. In 1974 the town of Wigan and its surrounding districts were merged into Wigan Borough and became part of the Greater Manchester region, having formerly been a part of Lancashire.
Oldham is the chief town in the metropolitan borough of the same name, in Greater Manchester.
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Bury is a Town and Borough in Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. Bury is pronounced locally as Berry and Buri.
Stockport is a borough in the south east of Greater Manchester. It was formerly famous as the centre of the hat-making industry.
Horwich is a town in the Borough of Bolton. Originally a farming community, Horwich built its wealth and earned its name through the railways and locomotive works that settled in the town before their closure in 1984.
Altrincham is in The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater lies within The Historic County Boundaries of Cheshire.
Rochdale is a town in Greater Manchester in the North West of England. It is a Metropolitan Borough and consists of the towns of Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood.
Westhoughton is a town in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. The town has a population of approximately 25,000 and is part of the administrative Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.
Sale is a town and a pleasant south Manchester suburb in Greater Manchester. It is in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.
Turton is an area in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester. It consists of Bromley cross, Harwood, Dunscar, Eagley, Bradshaw and a small part from the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen.
Ramsbottom is a small town in the northern part of The Borough of Bury in Greater Manchester.
Farnworth is a town in the Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester. Farnworth lies on undulating ground in undulating especially in the northern areas.
Little Lever is a village in the Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester Little Lever sits beside the Bolton and Bury Canal on undulating ground.
Hyde is a town in the Greater Manchester borough of Tameside. Hyde has good public transport connections to all parts of the surrounding area; call Traveline for more information on 0871 200 22 33.
Didsbury is a suburb of Manchester, some 4 miles south of the city centre. It is a mostly affluent, residential area.
Ashton-under-Lyne is a town in Greater Manchester in The Metropolitan Borough of Tameside in the North West of England.