is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on
elevated ground 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Manchester city centre, at
the point where the rivers Goyt and Tame merge to create the River Mersey.
Stockport is the largest settlement in the metropolitan borough of the same
name. At the 2001 census the town had a population of 136,082 and the wider
Historically, most of the town was in Cheshire, but the area to the north of
the Mersey was in Lancashire. Stockport in the 16th century was a small town
entirely on the south bank of the Mersey, and known for the