Manchester [mæntʃɛstə] is a city in northwestern England in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the status of a metropolitan borough as well as a City. She has more than 520,000 inhabitants and is located in the center of the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, one of the largest conurbations in England with 2.7 million inhabitants (2012). The people of Manchester are called "Mancunians" or shortened "Mancs".