Salford is a city in Greater Manchester, England, approximately three miles north-west of Manchester city centre. Until 1974 it was in the county of Lancashire. It lies to the west of the River Irwell.
Historically the textile industry was important to the city’s economy, based around the Manchester Ship Canal. The Salford Quays area has undergone major regeneration including new housing and businesses.
The Manchester Metrolink tram system serves Salford Quays. The city’s mainline railway stations are Salford Central and Salford Crescent.
Its population is 72,750 (2001).