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Manchester

ManchesterManchester is a city in North West England. Manchester has recently come to be regarded by some as England's second city (after London).

Immediately after Manchester hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2002, a nationwide opinion poll commissioned by Marketing Manchester and conducted by pollsters MORI found that out of just over 1000 people 34% of respondents thought that England's second city was Manchester; 29% thought it was Birmingham.

In 2002 the central district had a population of 422,302. This district is the heart of a large conurbation called the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which has a population of 2,513,468. People from Manchester are called Mancunians.

In the same way as "London" is used to refer to the entire metropolitan area of Greater London, the term "Manchester" is often used to refer to the Greater Manchester conurbation, rather than the City of Manchester which is a metropolitan borough. The constituent parts of Greater Manchester vary in how separately they identify themselves from Manchester. Salford, for instance, is a city in its own right with a distinct identity despite directly adjoining the urban centre of Manchester.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the  Wikipedia article "Manchester". You can explore more on the Wikipedia website. The text and the images are used here only for educational purposes.

 

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1. Manchester has become England's second city.
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2. 29% of people think that Birmingham is England's second city.
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3. Greater Manchester has a population of 422,302.
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4. People from Manchester are called Mancunians.
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5. Manchester is often used to refer to Greater Manchester.
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Sandwich The word sandwich comes from the English diplomat John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. He was such a compulsive gambler that he would order this kind of food while he was playing so as not to waste too much time.

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