Manchester is regarded as England's second most important city, even though the second most populous is Birmingham, Manchester surpasses it in Media, Sport and Leisure. Manchester is often used to refer to the county of Greater Manchester and some other places in the North West of England. Manchester is circled by the M60 Orbital motorway and stands on the River Irwell and near the River Mersey.

The people of Manchester are known as Mancunians. Greater Manchester contains the Ten Metropoliatin Boroughs of: Bolton, Bury, Trafford, Tameside, City of Manchester, City of Salford, Stockport, Wigan, Oldham and Rochdale. Approximately 2,800,000 people live in this Metropolitain area, It is one of four highly populated Urban Counties in the UK along with Greater London, West Yorkshire and the Birmingham/Wolverhampton/Coventry Metropolitan area.

The city is is famous for it's television programmes like Coronation Street, A Question of Sport and Stars in Their Eyes witch are mainly produced by the biggest BBC(North West)and ITV(Granada) bases outside London. It is well known for its football teams: Manchester United and Manchester City(the area has the most professional soccer teams per square mile anywhere in the world). Manchester is renowned across Europe for its shopping (Manchester contains The Trafford Centre Europe's 2nd biggest indoor mall) The only city to house two Selfridges. It also contains a Harvey Nichols, The largest Next store in the UK, The flagship Marks and Spencer Store and the UK's second biggest Topshop/Topman. along with Manchester City Centre and The Trafford Centre, other satellite towns across the county have sufficient shopping facilities like Bury and Stockport.

Manchester is known for its Music, with bands like The Happy Mondays, Oasis, Elbow, Simply Red, M People, Take That, Joy Division, New Order and The Stone Roses originating from the city. The Manchester Evening News Arena was voted International Arena of the Year beating New York's Madison Square Garden for the 2nd year in a row.

Goin town, madd forrr itt, madchester, manchester
by MikeyFromBirmingham April 27, 2006
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A "Manchester" is the act of calling a friend or acquaintance on a statement they made. When a person states definitively that they will perform an action, anyone within earshot can call "Manchester!"

After the call, the callee must either perform the act or receive a swift punch in the stomach.

Originated at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on BSB 1 in 2008-2009.
Andy: "I'm going to go do jumping jacks naked on the frozen lake!"

(At this point, Andy either does jumping jacks naked on a frozen lake, or gets punched.)
by Thron January 07, 2010
MANCHESTER IS GREAT! even though it is an absolute shed.
NO, we dont all talk like Liam Gallagher, most of us do though.
NO, we arent all chavs. most of us are though.
NO, we dont all possess guns. most of us do though.
NO, we dont all have ASBO's. most of us do though.
and NO we do not say "my kid"

it's "our kid"
you get me?!
bloke from manchester: "y'alright are kid?"
another bloke from manchester: "sound mate, sound."
by mickie and lickie February 04, 2009
Manchester is a city with a population of 400,00, making it England's 6th largest city.

More famous for Manchester United than anything else. It is a common misnoma in international circles that Manchester is in fact in London.

Often the name Manchester is used to refer to the county in which it is situated, Greater Manchester. This annoys residents of equally independent towns and cities in Greater Manchester, such as Bolton, Wigan and Oldham, who each boast a rich history also.

A resident of Manchester is known as a "Mancunian". They are typified by their strange loyalty to Manchester. Often waylaying people from other cities to tell them all about Manchester. See Terry Christian.

The North's main airport is near Manchester however. Passengers from larger, but equidistant cities, such as Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield, have bolstered the figures of Manchester Airport to make it one of Europe's largest and busiest.
After London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool and Sheffield, Manchester is Egland's 6th and the UK's 7th largest/most important city.
by Hello Newman August 28, 2006
Manchester is by far the best city in the UK.

Home to the Printworks, the Trafford Centre and Manchester arndale and famous for two premiership teams Manchester United and Manchester City.
Best looking people!
Manchester is sick!
by asfoghrnldf February 09, 2010
A northern, working class industrial and cultural city with a wide variety of people. One of the key cities in the industrial revolution, and the backbone of the country. Despite being smaller than a lot of other cities, an inordiately large amount of industry and talent and culture comes out of manchester, most definitely the capital of the north.

Canberra is the capital of Au, but smaller than Sydney. Go figure.
There is often a debate as to what is the 2nd city in the uk - Birmingham or london. Behind Manchester, of course.
by northern and proud March 27, 2009
The second city of a funny place called England. Quite wet, but more welcoming and friendy than london.
manchester is so what if its raining for the 15th day in a row.
by Hanny February 28, 2005
basically the ultimate dare; you can not turn these down, or you will be punched in the chest as hard as the person that manchestered you can punch.
"I'm going to stick this up your ass"
by santersss May 20, 2010
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