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Old July 1st, 2006, 01:59 PM   #1
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The Northern Way

I have just read that the United Nations has identified certain areas in North America which they describe as megacities. These include the Bos-Wash, Chi-Pitts and Cascadia. They say how these areas of really built up and some of the richest areas on Earth and I was thinking all though not as rich as some of those areas the Northern cities are really large and close to each other and have large economies.

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The population of the metropolitan areas are:

Greater Liverpool: 1,589,319
Greater Manchester: 3,180,200
Greater Preston: 350,000
Greater Leeds: 2,200,000
Greater Sheffield: 1,819,500
Greater Nottingham: 1,220,000

Total: 10,350,019.

As for the economies:

Merseyside: 16,173
Greater Manchester: 24,950
West Yorkshire: 31,995
South Yorkshire: 15,799
City of Nottingham: 5,796

Total: 94,713 GVA

This could easily be seen as an important economic and populous region or megapolis.

BTW Bos-Wash stands for Boston to Washington D.C
Chi-Pitts stands for Chicago to Pittsburgh and Cascadia for the region from Vancouver, Canada to Portland, Oregon.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 02:09 PM   #2
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dude, that's not fair. You shouldn’t compare Nottingham to huge areas like South/West Yorkshire. Nottingham is by no means low in it’s economy!

But you're right that this could easily be seen as an important economic and populous region or megapolis.
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I only used the city bit because I could'nt find any figures for Greater Nottingham. I suppose I could have used Nottinghamshire.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 07:53 PM   #4
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Greater Preston- since when has that existed? What does that include other than Preston and its suburbs? Blackpool? Fylde basically?
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Old July 1st, 2006, 09:13 PM   #5
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"Greater Manchester: 3,180,200" that's about 600,000 too high, unless you're ropping in Warrington or something

eh? When you say Greater Leeds do you mean West Yorkshire?
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Must do; Greater Leeds is different to West Yorkshire.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 11:40 AM   #7
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The figures are'nt meant to be exactly accurate just what I had seen from various websites.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 02:11 PM   #8
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Greater Preston- since when has that existed? What does that include other than Preston and its suburbs? Blackpool? Fylde basically?
Greater Preston has existed since 1978. Its more commonly known as Central Lancashire and consists of 3 boroughs: Preston, South Ribble, Chorley.
They are into the advanced stages of turning them into one unitary authority which will be called Greater Preston.
Dont confuse it with the Northern Ways definition of Central Lancashire which includes Preston, BB-W-DW, Pendle, Lancaster and the Fylde conurbation.
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Yes I've heard of Central Lancashire.. I've never really heard of Greater Preston (or Greater Sheffield for that matter) but I do hear informally Greater Liverpool, Leeds and Nottingham- usually X City Region though.
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Greater Sheffield is South Yorkshire or sometimes the Sheffield City region.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 04:58 PM   #11
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Yes I've heard of Central Lancashire.. I've never really heard of Greater Preston (or Greater Sheffield for that matter) but I do hear informally Greater Liverpool, Leeds and Nottingham- usually X City Region though.
Only because its in your local media, never nationally. I would never have heard of Greater Leeds if it hadnt of been posted on this forum. The 'Greater Preston' concept has been in the Lancashire media just as much (especially recently), I and the other Preston forumers have just chosen not to shout about it as much.
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I've never heard Greater Leeds mentioned in the local media, or anywhere except here and places I have been linked to from here. Isn't it a government thing? City regions and all that?

Doesn't the Leeds city region actually exclude bits of West Yorkshire and inclue bits outside of W Yorks?
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i don't see the point of this thread anymore.
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I've never heard Greater Leeds mentioned in the local media, or anywhere except here and places I have been linked to from here.
I've seen it in YEP articles and its been mentioned numerous times on your local radio stations.
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But?
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I would never have heard of Greater Leeds if it hadnt of been posted on this forum.
I've never heard of it outside this forum.

Maybe in the YEP when some government report mentions it. But never as a way of describing the region.
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Don't forget Kingston upon Hull too (or Hull to friends), which has around 400,000 inc suburbs.
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I thought the Northern way just encompassed areas on the M62 corridor, from Liverpool to Hull?
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It should also include NewcastleGateshead and Teeside; I personally dont include them but officially they are included.

Greater Liverpool, Preston, Leeds, Sheffield are really only used in the local media and if you listen from time to time on weather forecasts. I dont think it really matters tbh.

Leeds City Region is used commonly in official things and a bit in the media and among people. It generally includes all of West Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire (Skipton, Harrogate, Selby) and the City of York.
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how does the city of york fall into the leeds city region?
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I don't know, I didn't come up with the places in the city region did I. Even the northern part of Barnsley was defined as Leeds City Region.
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