Salford was one of the UK's first industrial cities and gained status at the start of the industrial revolution
Salford is the setting of Wetherfield in Coronation Street.
Salford University is one of 4 universities in Greater Manchester and has approximately 19,000 students.
Although Salford is a city within its own right, it is also a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester. Salford also contains the towns of Swinton, Eccles, Pendlebury, Broughton, Pendleton, Worsley, Walkden, Irlam, Cadishead, Wardley, Monton, Barton and Boothstown.