Greater Manchester

metropolitan county in North West England

Greater Manchester is a county in North West England. It has 2.7 million people living there. It was created on 1 April 1974. Its cities are Manchester and Salford and its large towns are Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Stockport, Wigan and Bolton. It also has smaller towns and villages, for example, Shaw and Crompton.

Flag of Greater Manchester
Coat of arms of Greater Manchester