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Location address: United Kingdom, Manchester, Manchester
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Did you know that the famous scientist Joule was born in Manchester in 1818. He gave his name to the unit of Energy. It is no coincidence that Manchester, the center of steam engines and machinery provided the scientists solving many underlying scientific questions related to those machines. You can see a statue of James Prescot Joule in the townhall of Manchester.
Manchester (local /ˈmæntʃɪstə/) is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England. It is the sixth largest city in the United Kingdom with a population of 514,417 in 2013. It lies within the United Kingdom’s second most populous urban area which has a population of 2.55 million. Manchester is located in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council, and the city’s inhabitants are referred to as Mancunians /mæŋkˈjuːnɪənz/.