Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'Manchester': City status in the United Kingdom England Greater Manchester Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester Urban Area Larger Urban Zones Metropolitan area United Kingdom Demonym Cheshire Plain North West England Pennines Castra History of Manchester Mamucium River Irwell River Medlock Vicus Cheshire Historic counties of England Lancashire River Mersey Manorialism Middle Ages Textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution Township (England) Urbanization Industrial Revolution Industrialisation Victorian era Mill town Municipal borough English Core Cities Group Second city of the United Kingdom Global city London 2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester City F.C. Manchester United F.C. Premier League Ancient Rome Celtic languages Latin Old English Brythonic languages Breast Irish language Welsh language Brigantes List of Celtic tribes