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Manchester i/ˈmæntʃɛstər/ is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England with an estimated
population of 503,000 in 2011. Manchester lies within one of the United Kingdom's largest urban areas; the Greater Manchester
Urban Area which has a population of 2.2 million. People from Manchester are known as Mancunians and the local authority is
Manchester City Council.
Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the
Pennines to the north and east. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman
fort of Mamucium, which was established in c. 79 AD on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell.
Historically, most of the city was a part of Lancashire, although areas south of the River Mersey were in Cheshire. Throughout
the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but it began to expand "at an astonishing rate" around the turn of the
19th century. Manchester's unplanned urbanisation was brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial
Revolution, and resulted in it becoming the world's first industrialised city. An early-19th-century factory building boom
transformed Manchester from a township into a major mill town and borough that was granted city status in 1853. In 1894 the
Manchester Ship Canal was built, creating the Port of Manchester.
The city is notable for its culture, music scene, scientific and engineering output, media links and sporting connections.
Manchester's sports clubs include Premier League football teams, Manchester City and Manchester United. Manchester was the site
of the world's first railway station, and the place where scientists first split the atom and developed the first stored-program
computer. Manchester is served by two universities, including the largest single-site university in the UK, and has one of the
country's largest urban economies. Manchester is also the third-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors, after London and
Edinburgh, and the most visited in England outside London.
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