Coaching in Manchester
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Facts about Manchester
- Area Code – 0161
- Latitude / Longitude – 53.48 / -2.24
- Population – 510,746
Information about Manchester
Manchester is one of the UK’s major cities based in North West England and has a population of 514,414 as of 2013. It can also be classed as a metropolitan borough. The local authority responsible for Manchester is the Manchester City council.
Manchester is contained within the Greater Manchester region – which encompasses 9 other metropolitan boroughs. These are Salford, Bolton, Oldham, Bury, Tameside, Rochdale, Wigan and Trafford.
Outside of London, Manchester is the United Kingdom’s most populated urban area – with the population sitting at 2.55 million overall.
Manchester is surrounded by many famous places. It has the Cheshire plain to its south, to the north and east are the Pennines and finally, it has towns arced around it that form a continuous conurbation.
History in Manchester began recording around 79 AD. It started with a settlement for civilians in a Roman fort called Mancunian – which is where the term ‘Mancunian’ or ‘Manc’ comes from. This is used to describe a person from Manchester. This Fort was established atop a sandstone bluff, which is located near the Irwell and Medlock rivers.
Throughout history, Manchester has always been a part of Lancashire, although due to it bordering areas such as Cheshire and the River Mersey, these were incorporated at some point in the 20th century, long after the formal formation of Manchester.
Long before the 20th century, during the middle ages, Manchester was always known as a manorial town. However, fast forward to the 19th century and the town began to expand at an exponential rate.
This was mostly down to the boom of textile manufacturing during the Industrial revolution and was a complete surprise, bringing on a mass, unplanned urbanisation of the area. This upturn in fortunes meant that Manchester was to become known as the world’s very first industrialised city – leading to its affectionate nickname – ‘The Big Smoke’.
In 1853, Manchester was finally granted city status by the government of the time. Almost 40 years later, in 1894, The Manchester Ship Canal was opened – which linked Manchester directly to the sea, which was 36 miles – or 58km to the west.
Unfortunately, after the second world war, Manchester’s fortunes took a downturn due to the deindustrialisation of the big cities. This was due to a lack of need for so much industrial work and hampered the progress of Manchester for many years.
The city took another big hit to its fortunes in 1996, when Manchester City Centre was devastated by a bombing. This eventually turned out to be a positive for Manchester, as it led to huge reinvestments and a regeneration program that has allowed the city to become a thriving metropolis of opportunity, diversity (thanks in part to the migrant communities of Moss Side) and safety.
Manchester’s upturn in circumstances continued 18 years later in 2014 when the Globalisation and World Cities Research Network put them as the highest ranked British city in the UK except for London. This made Manchester a beta city and put them on the map globally.
Manchester is now the third most visited city in the UK, which can be attributed to it’s huge media scene, modern architecture, vastly expansive culture, musical exports such as the stone roses & oasis, universities, scientific research facilities, two global, billion pound football teams (Manchester City & Manchester United) and expansive transport links.
Manchester has become known as a city of firsts. As stated above, they were the world’s first industrialised city. They are also famous for Liverpool Road railway, which was the world’s first inter-city passenger railway station.
Perhaps one of Manchester’s biggest firsts though was their scientific breakthrough in 1917. Ernest Rutherford changed science – and possibly the world, when he and his team split the atom. Since his research, Manchester has been a constant hub for budding scientists.
Manchester was also the birthplace of the stored-program computer – yet another scientific breakthrough. This again changed the world, as before then, computers and machines were only programmed with set instructions.
It is also famous for holding many famous events, such as the 2002 commonwealth games, housing the BBC Philharmonic, The Halle Orchestra and Granada Television.
Areas in and around Manchester
- Moss Side
- Miles Platting
- Northern Quarter
- New Islington