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Chris

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2nd biggest city.
« on: December 13, 2005, 01:20:21 AM »
Some say Manchester. Some say Birmingham. Which is it?

gtbham

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Re: 2nd biggest city.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2005, 07:28:42 AM »
Birmingham, for sure!

spyro2000

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Re: 2nd biggest city.
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005, 12:36:19 AM »
Depends how you class it.

In general I would say Birmingham., but Manchester seems to be getting bigger all the time.
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Re: 2nd biggest city.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2006, 12:58:39 AM »
I live near manchester and the urban sprawl is probably bigger than Birmingham but that includes towns such as Altrincham, Middleton, Stockport, Ashton, Salford and many more. City for city, Brum is bigger but a visitor travelling across greater manchester would probably think it was bigger.

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006, 08:10:00 AM »
last post got it right "greater manchester". the city of manchester only forms a small part of it. greater manchester is or was an administerive county and consists of ten (10) boroughs, if greater manchester is to be put as one unit then the Birmingham equivelent is West Midlands, you can,t have your cake and eat it. brummies 1  mancs 0

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Re: 2nd biggest city.
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006, 03:37:04 PM »
If you count things that way, you need to decide whether London is just "The City of London" (around a square mile right in the middle - mostly business district) or Greater London.
Anyone know how many people live in Greater Manchester?

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2006, 11:46:51 PM »
8 million

wam

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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2006, 10:12:50 AM »
There are around 8 million in Greater London. According to http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/whatsnew.html Greater Manchester had 2.5 million. Since that seemed static over 12 years I doubt there's much change on that figure. On the other hand, since the Metropolitain District authorities were abolished before the figures shown were taken, did Greater Manchester exist as any kind of administrative district at that time? Other districts aren't in the same postcode. Services would have been put into private hands, Nat. Govt. control, or quangos.

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2006, 07:53:18 PM »
oh yeah, that's london. I did see an uptodate population stats for areas in this country, can't find it now.

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Re: 2nd biggest city.
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2006, 04:07:49 PM »
Who cares? What does is matter. The City is only as big as you make it. It is far more important to have a large package