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Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Manchester is a major city within Greater Manchester in North West England, historically notable for being the world's first industrialised city and its subsequent central role in the Industrial Revolution. The city, heralded as the Capital of the North is a centre of the arts, the media, higher education and commerce, and is considered by many of its citizens to be England's second city. The city of Manchester is a metropolitan borough with city status. The metropolitan borough has a population of 441,200, while the Greater Manchester Urban area is home to 2,240,230 people, making it England's third largest conurbation after those of Greater London and the West Midlands. The total area is of 115.65 square, population is of 441,200 and density is 3,815 square kilometers.
The Manchester area was settled in or before Roman times. The original fort was constructed by General Gnaeus Julius Agricola as a staging post between Chester and York. This Roman settlement was named Mamucium after the hill that it was sited on to be better defensible. The fort was abandoned in the Dark Ages and at some point in time the focus of settlement shifted from this spot to the confluence of the rivers Irwell and Irk.

Manchester lies in a bowl-shaped land area bordered to the north and east by the Pennine hills and to the south by the Cheshire Plain. The city centre is on the east bank of the River Irwell, near the confluence of the River Medlock and the River Irk and is relatively low-lying, being between 35 and 42 metres above sea level. The River Mersey flows through the south of Manchester. Manchester is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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