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Salford, England

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A metropolitan borough of the Greater Manchester area, Salford is a city with a promising future. The city has a beautiful waterfront and a wonderful countryside environment for visitors to have a great time. The city is located along the River Irwell and borders the city of Manchester. Salford is quite diverse and has an urban city center.

With the River Irwell running through the city there are a number of canals and a quay network that have recently been redeveloped. The quays of Salford house interesting architecture and also an outlet mall. The Lowry has a large collection of LS Lowry's work as well as galleries, theatres and designer shopping.

The city is one of the earliest industrial cities and boasts of a number of historic achievements. Salford is home to the first free public library of the world. The Ordsall Hall is a historic house over 750 years old and is home to the local history museum. The bridge over the River Irwell is another historic site in the city.

A major part of Salford is made of green spaces, nature parks and parklands. The city has only orange canal in UK, wetland, several ponds and a fishing lake.

Shopping in Salford is fun; the Lowry Outlet Mall at the quays has some excellent deals on clothing and other products. Other shopping centers in and around the city include West One at Eccles, Salford Shopping Center at Pendleton, Swinton Precinct in Swinton, Trafford Center at the Trafford Park and the Ellesmere Center in Walkden.

There are quite a number of masaajid in the city including the Eccles Masjid, a prayer room at the University of Salford and several masaajid within close reach of Salford in the Manchester area. Salford has a number of Halal restaurants, some of which are located in the Salford Quay.

Salford is well served by public transport system with buses and the metrolink tram service helping visitors traverse through the city.

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UK Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: London

GEOGRAPHY

The United Kingdom lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. It shares a total land area of 243,610 square kilometres and northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border. The UK has a coast line of 17,820 kilometres.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 62 Million. Muslims account for about 2.8% of the population.

CLIMATE

The climate varies with the seasons. Temperatures can even drop below -11°C or rise above 35°C. A mild and wet weather is in the eastern regions and majority of the rain falls over the western regions. Snowfall can occur in winter and summers are generally warm.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English is the official language. Irish, Cornish and Scots are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT +0
Summer: GMT +1

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

New Year's Day: January 1st
May Day: May 1st
Christmas: December 25th
Boxing Day: December 26th

CURRENCY

Pound Sterling

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/Fire : 999 or 112

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