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Greater Manchester

n
(Placename) a metropolitan county of NW England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Salford, Manchester, Oldham, Trafford, Stockport, and Tameside. Area: 1286 sq km (496 sq miles)
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Great′er Man′chester


n.
a metropolitan county in central England, with the city of Manchester as its center. 2,708,900; 498 sq. mi. (1290 sq. km).
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The formation of a new body responsible for transport, SELNEC (South East Lancashire and North East Cheshire) in 1958, created a local force which would push for ambitious infrastructure projects.
Under SELNEC, the project was born and a Tunnel Steering Committee was created as part of the Passenger Transport Authority to carry out the necessary works.
At least, I suppose, it would be a better fate than that which seemed likely to befall Mancunians in the 1970s, when people began to talk of the conurbation as Selnec (South-East Lancashire, North-East Cheshire).