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Greater Manchester (England)


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  • Variants

    • Greater Manchester, Eng
    • Greater Manchester
  • Additional Information

    • Descriptor

    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Cheshire (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Lancashire (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Manchester (England)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Greater Manchester
    • Greater Manchester, Eng
  • Sources

    • found: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey. Greater Manchester, 1973.
    • found: BL hdg.(Greater Manchester (England))
    • found: Foreign names information bulletin, July 31, 2001(former name: Greater Manchester--ADM1, 53°27ʹN 02°14ʹW (UK18); new name: delete)
    • found: GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009(civil; 53°27ʹ00ʺN 002°14ʹ00ʺW)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed 10 Mar. 2016(Greater Manchester; metropolitan county in North West England, created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972 and designated a City Region on 1 April 2011; comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford; until 1986 the county had a two-tier system of local government: district councils shared power with the Greater Manchester County Council (administrative centre in Manchester); the county council was abolished in 1986 and its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) effectively became unitary authority areas; however, the metropolitan county has continued to exist in law and as a geographic frame of reference, and as a ceremonial county; before 1974 the area of Greater Manchester was split between Cheshire and Lancashire with numerous parts being independent county boroughs; the area was informally known as "SELNEC", for "South East Lancashire North East Cheshire"; also small parts of the West Riding of Yorkshire (around Saddleworth) and Derbyshire were covered)
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    • 1981-08-05: new
    • 2016-03-11: revised
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