Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester with an approximate population of 541,300 as of 2018. Manchester is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation.
Salford is a town lying at the heart of the City of Salford, a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester. Salford is sited in a meander of the River Irwell, which forms in part its boundary with the city of Manchester to the east.
Sale is a town in Trafford, Greater Manchester. Historically in Cheshire, it is on the south bank of the River Mersey, 1.9 miles south of Stretford, 2.5 miles northeast of Altrincham, and 5.2 miles southwest of Manchester.
Eccles is a town in Greater Manchester, 2.7 miles west of Salford and 3.7 miles west of Manchester city centre, between the M602 motorway to the north and the Manchester Ship Canal to the south.
Middleton is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, on the River Irk 5 miles south-southwest of Rochdale and 4.4 miles north-northeast of Manchester city centre.
Tyldesley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester. It is north of Chat Moss near the foothills of the West Pennine Moors, 7.7 miles east-southeast of Wigan and 8.9 miles west-northwest of Manchester.
Wythenshawe is an area of south Manchester. Historically in Cheshire, in 1931 Wythenshawe was transferred to the City of Manchester, which had begun building a massive housing estate there in the 1920s.
|Postcode district||Post town||Coverage|
|M1||MANCHESTER||Piccadilly, City Centre, Market Street|
|M2||MANCHESTER||Deansgate, City Centre|
|M3||MANCHESTER||City Centre, Deansgate, Castlefield|
|(Sectors 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9)|
|M3||SALFORD||Blackfriars, Greengate, Trinity|
|(Sectors 5, 6 and 7)|
|M4||MANCHESTER||Ancoats, Northern Quarter, Strangeways|
|M5||SALFORD||Ordsall, Seedley, Weaste, University,|
|M6||SALFORD||Pendleton, Irlams o’ th’ Height, Langworthy, Seedley, Charlestown|
|M7||SALFORD||Higher Broughton, Cheetwood, Lower Broughton, Kersal|
|M8||MANCHESTER||Crumpsall, Cheetham Hill|
|M11||MANCHESTER||Clayton, Openshaw, Beswick|
|M12||MANCHESTER||Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton-on-Medlock|
|M13||MANCHESTER||Ardwick, Longsight, Chorlton-on-Medlock|
|M14||MANCHESTER||Fallowfield, Moss Side, Ladybarn, Rusholme, Victoria Park|
|M15||MANCHESTER||Hulme, Manchester Science Park|
|M16||MANCHESTER||Firswood, Old Trafford, Whalley Range, Moss Side|
|M17||MANCHESTER||Trafford Park, The Trafford Centre|
|M18||MANCHESTER||Abbey Hey, Gorton|
|M19||MANCHESTER||Levenshulme, Burnage, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Chapel, Reddish|
|M21||MANCHESTER||Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Barlow Moor|
|M22||MANCHESTER||Wythenshawe, Northenden, Sharston Industrial Area|
|M23||MANCHESTER||Baguley, Brooklands, Roundthorn Industrial Estate|
|M24||MANCHESTER||Middleton, Alkrington, Chadderton|
|M25||MANCHESTER||Prestwich, Sedgeley Park, Simister|
|M27||MANCHESTER||Swinton, Clifton, Pendlebury, Wardley, Agecroft|
|M28||MANCHESTER||Worsley, Walkden, Boothstown, Mosley Common, Wardley Industrial Estate|
|M30||MANCHESTER||Eccles, Monton, Peel Green, Winton, Patricroft, Barton-upon-Irwell, Ellesmere Park|
|M40||MANCHESTER||Collyhurst, Miles Platting, Moston, New Moston, Newton Heath|
|M41||MANCHESTER||Urmston, Davyhulme, Flixton, Barton Dock Road|
|M50||SALFORD||Salford Quays, MediaCityUK|
|M60||MANCHESTER||Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M1)|
|(Sectors 1 and 7)|
|M60||MANCHESTER||Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M2)|
|(Sectors 2 and 8)|
|M60||MANCHESTER||Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M3)|
|(Sectors 3 and 9)|
|M60||MANCHESTER||Large user and PO Box (located geographically in M4)|
|(Sectors 4 and 0)|
|(Sectors 5 and 6)|
|M60||SALFORD||Large user and PO Box|
|M99||MANCHESTER||Manchester X; JD Williams (located geographically in M1 and M3)|