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Greater Manchester (England)

LC control no.n 81042322
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingGreater Manchester (England)
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Geographic subdivision usageEngland--Greater Manchester
Variant(s)Greater Manchester, Eng.
Greater Manchester
Associated countryGreat Britain England
Associated placeCheshire (England) Lancashire (England) Manchester (England)
Found inGreat Britain. Ordnance Survey. Greater Manchester, 1973.
BL hdg. (Greater Manchester (England))
Foreign names information bulletin, July 31, 2001 (former name: Greater Manchester--ADM1, 53°27ʹN 02°14ʹW (UK18); new name: delete)
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (civil; 53°27ʹ00ʺN 002°14ʹ00ʺW)
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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