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Where is Manchester?

Manchester is located in the county of Greater Manchester, North West England, two miles east of the city of Salford, 144 miles north of Cardiff, and 162 miles north-west of London. Manchester was historically in the county of Lancashire. Manchester falls within the metropolitan district council of Manchester. It is in the M2 postcode district. The post town for Manchester is Manchester.

Manchester on a map

Map showing extent of Manchester as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Manchester
Map showing location of Manchester within the UK
Location of Manchester within the UK

Which county is Manchester in?

Manchester is in the ceremonial county of Greater Manchester, and the historic county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyGreater Manchester
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Manchester in Greater Manchester?

Manchester is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Greater Manchester, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Greater Manchester.

Map showing location of Manchester within Greater Manchester
Location of Manchester within Greater Manchester

What is the postcode for Manchester?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Manchester is M2 5PE.

Where is Manchester in M2?

Manchester is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the M2 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the M2 postcode district.

Map showing location of Manchester within M2
Location of Manchester within M2

What is the post town for Manchester?

The post town for Manchester is Manchester. Manchester is in the M2 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Manchester.

What is the latitude and longitude of Manchester?

The centre of Manchester is located at position 53.47894° latitude and -2.24528° longitude.

Latitude53.47894°
Longitude-2.24528°

What is the easting and northing of Manchester?

The centre of Manchester is located at the grid reference easting 383819 and northing 398052 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting383819
Northing398052

What are the nearest towns to Manchester?

Position of Manchester relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Manchester to the centre of the town.

north-east
3m
Manchester is 3 miles north-east of Stretford
east
4m
Manchester is 4 miles east of Eccles
south-west
4m
Manchester is 4 miles south-west of Failsworth
west
4m
Manchester is 4 miles west of Droylsden
south-east
5m
Manchester is 5 miles south-east of Swinton
east
5m
Manchester is 5 miles east of Urmston
north-east
5m
Manchester is 5 miles north-east of Sale
south
5m
Manchester is 5 miles south of Whitefield
south
5m
Manchester is 5 miles south of Middleton
west
6m
Manchester is 6 miles west of Denton

What are the nearest cities to Manchester?

Position of Manchester relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Manchester to the centre of the city.

east
2m
Manchester is 2 miles east of Salford
south-east
27m
Manchester is 27 miles south-east of Preston
south-west
30m
Manchester is 30 miles south-west of Bradford
east
31m
Manchester is 31 miles east of Liverpool
north
32m
Manchester is 32 miles north of Stoke-on-Trent
west
33m
Manchester is 33 miles west of Sheffield
north-east
33m
Manchester is 33 miles north-east of Chester
south-west
34m
Manchester is 34 miles south-west of Wakefield
south-west
36m
Manchester is 36 miles south-west of Leeds
south-east
46m
Manchester is 46 miles south-east of Lancaster

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