Salford is a city in Greater Manchester, England. It is a local government district with city and metropolitan borough status. The city covers the area of Swinton, Eccles, Walkden and Irlam towns, which have a population of 35,000 each. It is bounded by the River Irwell to the south east, by Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall and Strangeways to the east, and by the Manchester Ship Canal to the south. The city was established in 1926.
The arrow-heads and tools of the Neolithic during the Stone Age have been discovered in the city.
In addition, approximately 550 bronze Roman coins dated between 259 AD and 278 AD have also been discovered in Boothstown. These are the evidences that the Neolithic tribes were the first inhabitants in the area.
During the Industrial Revolution, the city became an important textile centre. However, in the early 20th century, the economy started to decline due to high competition with other industries outside the UK. According to a survey in 1931, some of the areas in the city were the worst slums in England. When the city was replaced by one of the ten government districts in Greater Manchester's new metropolitan county, the economy started to improve again.
The climate in Salford City is generally temperate. The weather station is located 10 miles away at Ringway, Manchester. The highest temperature recorded in the city was 13.2 ?C, the lowest temperature was 55.8 ?F, and the above average is 6.4 ?C (43.5 ?F). Annually, the rainfall in the city is approximately 806.6 millimetres long (31.76 in) and the average sunny hours are 1394.5 hours.
The residents in the city are affiliated with different religions. According to the UK census in 2001, the religions consist of 76.5% Christian, 2.4% Jewish, 0.3% Hindu, 0.1% Sikh, 1.2% Muslim, and 0.2% Buddhist. The residents with no religious affiliations are 11.0%, of which 0.2% has an alternative religion and 8.1% are not mentioned.
One of the tourist attractions in the city is the exhibition hall with six exhibition areas that focuses on war. It includes Experience of War, Impressions of War, Science, Technology and War, Women and War, Empire, Commonwealth and War and Legacy of War. The hall allows the tourists to explore and interact with various objects and reveal stories about the war and the people behind it.
The exhibition hall has a huge picture where tourists can see the historic wars of the region. The main hall also showcases a giant audio-visual screen that shows the old style of fighting. This happens every hour with three different shows: Children and War, Weapons of War and Why War?
Another tourist spot is the War Museum structure. The structure of the museum was designed by Daniel Libenskind to remember the experiences and memoirs of women, men and children, who fought and suffered during the war. To get inside the museum, a tourist must get a free admission ticket from the reception desk. He can also donate any amount of money, which is always welcome.
The Lowry Museum is another museum to visit, with two theatres and several galleries of paintings. The museum also has bars, caf?s and shops to dine in and unwind.