Salford, England, Great Britain

Salford is a city in the Metropolitan Borough of Salford in Greater Manchester, England. Salford is located in a meander of the River Irwell which forms part of its boundary with Manchester. The former County Borough of Salford, which also included Broughton, Pendleton and Kersal, was granted city status in 1926. In 1974 the wider Metropolitan Borough of the City of Salford was established with responsibility for a significantly larger region.

Historically in Lancashire, Salford was the judicial seat of the ancient hundred of Salfordshire. It was granted a charter by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, in about 1230, making Salford a free borough of great cultural and commercial importance.

Salford became a major cotton and silk spinning and weaving factory town in the 18th and 19th centuries and important inland port on the Manchester Ship Canal from 1894. Salford is home to the University of Salford, and Salford's MediaCityUK is the headquarters of CBBC and BBC Sport and ITV Granada.

Salford, England, Great Britain
Salford, England, Great Britain

Salford has a population of over 103,886 people. Salford also forms part of the Greater Manchester metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,712,997 people.


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