Salford is a city in Greater Manchester in the north-west of
Salford's eastern boundary separates Salford from the City of Manchester. The
central districts of the two cities are divided by the River Irwell.
With neighbouring towns Salford forms the metropolitan borough of the City of
Salford. At the 2001 census the metropolitan borough had a population of 216,103
whilst Salford itself had a population of over 72,000.
Salford is about 320 km. (200 miles) north west of London. With excellent
road and public transport links to all parts of the UK, the city is well placed
as a visitor and commercial centre.
Manchester International Airport, gateway to over 200 international
destinations, is just a few miles away.
The city of Salford covers 96 km (37 square miles) and the five districts of
Salford, Eccles, Worsley, Irlam & Cadishead, and Swinton & Pendlebury.
As one of the world's first industrial cities, Salford is flooded with
historic achievements – including the world’s first free public library.