English counties similar to or like Greater Manchester

Metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million; the third largest in England after Greater London and the West Midlands. Wikipedia

  • Lancashire

    Ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. Preston, while Lancaster is still the county town. Wikipedia

  • The subdivisions of England constitute a hierarchy of administrative divisions and non-administrative ceremonial areas. Divided into nine regions and 48 ceremonial counties, although these have only a limited role in public policy. Wikipedia

  • North West England

    One of nine official regions of England and consists of the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. The North West had a population of 7,052,000 in 2011. Wikipedia

  • Manchester

    City and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. The city has the country’s fifth-largest population at 547,627 (as of 2018) and lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous urban area, with a population of 2.7 million, third most-populous county, at around 2.8 million, and second-most populous metropolitan area, with a population of 3.3 million. Wikipedia

  • Type of local government institution introduced in England outside Greater London by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009. Combined authorities are created voluntarily and allow a group of local authorities to pool appropriate responsibility and receive certain delegated functions from central government in order to deliver transport and economic policy more effectively over a wider area. Wikipedia

  • The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level administrative division of England. There are six metropolitan counties, which each cover large urban areas, with populations between 1 and 3 million. Wikipedia

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