town in Greater Manchester, England

Stockport is a large town in Greater Manchester, North West England. Seven miles (10 km) south east of the city of Manchester, it is the largest settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in Greater Manchester, and has a population of 136,083 (2001 Census), with the borough as a whole having 281,000. This makes the borough 23rd most populated district in England.

The River Mersey begins in Stockport, at the meeting point of the Rivers Goyt and Tame. Until 1974 the area was part of Cheshire.

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The town lies in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport which is in Greater Manchester.

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The town of Stockport is twinned with the following towns:

Paisley is not officially twinned with Stockport but the entry is probably a mark of friendship.

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