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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester is a city of almost half a million people (441,200 in 2001) located in the northwest of England; 1 of the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester, which constitute the third-largest conurbation in the United Kingdom (2,547,700). As a regional center, however, Manchester has long claimed to punch above its weight in terms of economic reach and cultural influence. In the last 30 years, this has taken the form of a highly visible regeneration of the city center. The re-imag(in)ing of Manchester as a postindustrial success story takes diverse strands of Manchester life and weaves them into a coherent strategy. In recent times, the name of Manchester has achieved its fame through, for example, the vibrancy of its music scene, the global reach of both ...

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