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Manchester

Manchester
City and Metropolitan borough
Clockwise from top: cityscape, Beetham Tower, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Midland Hotel, One Angel Square, Manchester Town Hall
Coat of arms of Manchester
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): "Cottonopolis", "Warehouse City", Madchester
Motto: "Concilio Et Labore" "By wisdom and effort"
Manchester shown within Greater Manchester
Manchester shown within Greater Manchester
Coordinates: 53°28′N 2°14′W / 53.467°N 2.233°W / 53.467; -2.233
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Constituent country  England
Region North West England
City region Manchester
Ceremonial county  Greater Manchester
Historic county Lancashire
(north of River Mersey)
Cheshire
(south of River Mersey)
Founded 1st century
Town charter 1301
City status 29 March 1853
Administrative HQ Manchester (Town Hall)
Government
 • Type Metropolitan borough
 • Body Manchester City Council
 • Leadership Leader and Cabinet
 • Executive Labour
 • Leader Sir Richard Leese
 • Lord Mayor Carl Austin-Behan
 • Chief Executive Sir Howard Bernstein
Area
 • City 44.6 sq mi (115.6 km2)
 • Urban 243.4 sq mi (630.3 km2)
Area rank 204th
Elevation 125 ft (38 m)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • City 520,215
 • Rank 6th
 • Density 11,650/sq mi (4,498/km2)
 • Urban 2,553,379 (2nd)
 • Urban density 10,490/sq mi (4,051/km2)
 • Metro 2,794,000 (3rd)
 • Ethnicity White groups (66.7% )
Asian (14.4%)
Black (8.6%)
Mixed (4.7%)
Chinese (2.7%)
Arab (1.9%)
Other (1.2%)
Demonym(s) Mancunian
Manc (colloq.)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode areas M
WA
Dialling code 0161
ISO 3166 code GB-MAN
GSS code E08000003
NUTS 3 code UKD33
OS grid reference SJ838980
Motorways M56
M60
A57(M)
A635(M)
Trunk primary routes A5103
Major railway stations Manchester Airport (B)
Manchester Oxford Road (C1)
Manchester Piccadilly (A)
Manchester Victoria (B)
Tramways Metrolink
International airports Manchester (MAN)
GDP US$ 92.3 billion
- Per capita US$ 35,029
MPs Graham Stringer (L)
Lucy Powell (L)
Sir Gerald Kaufman (L)
Jeff Smith (L)
Mike Kane (L)
Councillors 96
European Parliament North West England
Police area Greater Manchester
Fire service Greater Manchester
Ambulance service North West
Website www.manchester.gov.uk
Manchester
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