Trafford

      metropolitan borough in the southwest of the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, England. Most of the borough's area, including towns such as Sale and Altrincham, lies south of the River Mersey in the historic county of Cheshire, but the historic county of Lancashire encompasses the urban core of the borough north of the Mersey, including Stretford, the Trafford Park Industrial Estate, and Old Trafford, home of both the Lancashire County Cricket Club and the Manchester United Football Club.

      The early industrial growth of the borough was stimulated by the building in 1761 of the Bridgewater Canal, which runs north through Trafford Park and southwest through Stretford, Sale, and Altrincham. Development accelerated after 1894 with the completion of the Manchester Ship Canal, which forms the western boundary of the borough. This made Manchester a port and provided the impetus for the development of the Trafford Park Industrial Estate, a centre for manufacturing, engineering, and storage and distribution. Office development is expanding. Parts of the borough near Cheshire have served as residential suburbs for Manchester businessmen since the 19th century. Area 41 square miles (106 square km). Pop. (2004 est.) 212,700.

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