Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a populace of 2,798,800. It encompasses considered one of the most important metropolitan regions within the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Greater Manchester turned into created on 1 April 1974 because of the Local Government Act 1972; and distinctive a metropolis location on 1 April 2011. Greater Manchester spans 493 rectangular miles which roughly covers the territory of the Greater Manchester Built-up Area, the second one most populous city location inside the UK.
It is landlocked and borders Cheshire to the south-west and south, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. There is a mix of high-density city areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural places in Greater Manchester, but land use is ordinarily urban the made from concentric urbanisation and industrialisation which befell primarily during the 19th century whilst the vicinity flourished as the worldwide centre of the cotton enterprise. It has a targeted relevant business district, shaped by Manchester metropolis centre and the adjacent elements of Salford and Trafford, however Greater Manchester is also a polycentric county with ten metropolitan districts, every of which has as a minimum one predominant town centre and outlying suburbs.