Map of Greater Manchester

Manchester, the capital of this province, is one of the most important tourist attractions in England, very popular especially among soccer fans. If you plan on attending a soccer match here, this map of Greater Manchester will help you plan your trip and orientate you within the province. Following the guidance of this very accurate map of Greater Manchester, you will arrive on time for the start of the match. If you are interested in the historical sights of the province, you can use this map of Greater Manchester to plan a tour of the district by car (your own or rented from a car hire service).

This is a map of Greater Manchester, which is known as a metropolitan county in North West region of England. This map can provide you with road details, provincial divide and a general understanding of Greater Manchester.

Map Of Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan area with the largest amount of land within the United Kingdom, it is also named the second largest urban area. The county consists of ten Metro Boroughs. Greater Manchester was formed in 1974 under the 1972 Local Government Act.

Greater Manchester has a population of 2.68 million, contained with 493 miles squared. Being a landlocked county, it shares it’s borders with Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Merseyside. Within this area is a variation of suburban areas, densely-populated-urban areas, rural and semi-rural locations. The majority of which is urban. The reason the area is highly urbanised and populated is due to the successful industrialisation of the region during the 19th century, which made it the global centre of the cotton industry.

A part of the South Pennines, a region of hills and moorland is contained with Greater Manchester, as are several coalfields and the West Pennine Moors. Three large rivers, The River Mersey, River Irwell and the River Tame run through the county. The highest point in Greater Manchester, Black Chew Head (1,779 feet) also forms part of the Peak District National Park.

Tourism, art, culture and sports are a huge part of Greater Manchester and make up 16% of the counties employment. The County has a huge amount of museums and theatres and hosts a yearly film festival.