Oldham is located in Greater Manchester and is situated among the Pennines between the Irk and Medlock Rivers. The town is located approximately 11 kilometers from Manchester. During the Industrial Revolution, the city of Oldham was considered to be a boomtown and became one of the first towns in the country to become industrialized. Visitors to the local area will find there are ample shops and eating establishments in the local area. There are also several accommodations in Oldham and the immediate vicinity. The town can be easily reached from other towns as well.
Oldham is a large English town that is located in Greater Manchester. This town is located amongst the Pennines on ground that is elevated between River Merdlock and River Irk. The town of Oldham is located about five miles southeast of the town of Rochdale and also about seven miles north east of Manchester. The town of Oldham is surrounded by a vast number of small settlement areas. The small surrounding areas and the town of Oldham make up the Borough of Oldham, which is metropolitan. The town of Oldham is home to the administrative centre for the borough.
The town of Oldham was historically part of Lancashire however the town has very little early history that is actually known. Oldham became very popular during the nineteenth century as the international centre for the manufacturing of textiles. Oldham was a boomtown during the time of the industrial revolution and it was one of the first towns to become industrialised. Oldham rapidly became one of he most important places in both the textile and cotton industry. The town had one of the most productive cotton mills not only in the United Kingdom but actually the world. The textile industry in Oldham declined during the twentieth century and the last mill was closed in 1998.
The decline in the textile industry within the town led to a decline in the local economy. Oldham is now more of a residential town however it can still be distinguished as a cotton-milling town. The town of Oldham has a population of about one hundred and three thousand five hundred and forty four. The town covers an area of about twenty-six square miles. The town is a thriving centre for the performing arts and further education.