Photos and text on the major towns and cities of Great Britain, the United Kingdom (UK), or just Britain if you prefer. Towns are augmented by scrollable maps and tweets from twitter concerning that town. Towns are selected firstly by population size then by other factors. There are some gaps it is true - due to missing information from the sites where this was drawn. Britains towns and cities come in all shapes and sizes - the largest city London accounts for a large part of the population of the South East of the country, around it some smaller feeder towns of around 100,000 people. Further North there are more larger cities in a broader spread - Yorkshire, the North East and around Manchester having a high population density and quite a number of towns. Scotland and Wales are represented too, but their smaller populations and towns mean that the majority of towns shown are in England. Northern Ireland is not represented here ... perhaps another site for Ireland sometime... Britain is the ninth largest island in the world and the largest in Europe. It has a combined population of around 60 million people (2009) and is the third most populated island in the world. London, Cardiff and Edinburgh are the capital towns of England, Wales and Scotland respectively. It is separated from mainland Europe by the North Sea (English Channel) and from Ireland by the Irish Sea. Geographically, the island is marked by low, rolling countryside in the east and south, while hills and mountains predominate in the western and northern regions Through the years there have been the following counties in England. Some of these have now been merged or removed.
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*UK: Littlehampton: Murder investigation launched following huge fire which killed man, 24, and led to four others... http://t.co/LOp0er2DPF Littlehampton Gloucester, UK..
Anyone got a spare season ticket so I can get a ticket for Lincoln away , will pay #gtfc Lincoln Grimsby.
Sport: Chasetown FC fail to find a way past league leaders Leek Town http://t.co/KbMan1uBOr #Lichfield Lichfield Lichfield.
@TomRhysHarries Great work in #Mojotheplay. I saw it Tuesday night then walked home sobbing through Leicester Square. Leicester London.
Leeds United Sign Former Southampton Youngster Gboly Ariyibi http://t.co/oL9zbZAO0Z Leeds Derby,England.
Leatherhead weather @ Time:20:00 Temp:5.6C Wind:SE/0.7kts Rain: 0.0mm Pressure:1031.6mb +0.2mb/6hrs Leatherhead Leatherhead, Surrey, UK.
@ByTheMinHipster bloody wimps! Never stopped us at Ravenscraig Park, Kirkcaldy, Snow and frozen pitch were de rigeur #sundaymorninfitba Kirkcaldy East Lothian.
http://t.co/lEQlD8BpWZ Alex Turner | Arctic Monkeys Star Alex Turner Not Dead Despite Reports Of Passing Trending ... | Kingston upon Hull … Kingston upon Hull London, UK.
Evo-Stik Premier Division: King’s Lynn Town 1, Worksop Town 3: Lynn were given a lesson in how to be clinical ... http://t.co/Silye2gFB4 King's Lynn Norwich.
The easy way to get your business online - #MidlandsHour #EastMidlandsHour http://t.co/AGbusOTOqu Kettering UK.
KIMCIL JAHAT-EIDELWEISS KENDAL Kendal KENDAL.
@RiversideDSLtd @Cougarmania @khopkinsmp It's front page of the Keighley News today. Keighley Keighley.
@foreverpaynex Congratulations on winning the @UnionJworld Ipswich M&G please DM us for further info! #magazinesandTVscreens x Ipswich London.
@1danimallo that day up in Inverness! #hero Inverness Falkirk.
LATEST: Ilkeston 1 - 0 Gresley FC Ilkeston Church Gresley, Derbyshire.
Visit from The Huddersfield Society for the Blind. http://t.co/ZchbirngMK Huddersfield Huddersfield.
#Business #Car Martin Wilson, Hyundai, and SME small fleets - WENT along to Hyundai’s High Wycombe offices ye... http://t.co/I1knXLbOEn High Wycombe United Kingdom.
@FirstCC any trains running at all into moorgate on the Hertford loop? Hertford London.
Ohhhh Crikey!!! Hereford event this week is going to be SWEEEEEET!!!!! #fb Hereford Cardiff, UK.
I can't believe it was 8 years ago the buncefield blew up in Hemel Hempstead. That was truly one rude awakening Hemel Hempstead hemel .
HAVANT: Goodbye to a hero of local league football http://t.co/j6a2i5lQoA #Havant #Hampshire Havant Hampshire, UK.
They help people furnish/decorate/equip their home. It’s an independent social enterprise & charity, based in #Hastings #Bexhill #BBCHeroes Hastings Brighton, Sussex, UK.
http://t.co/De6jQ0jpGT PSN | Konami Requests Removal of Skullgirls from PSN, XBLA | Hartlepool | GBR | England | Microsoft | 112 Hartlepool London, UK.
Beautiful #Harrogate sunrise http://t.co/pG2QmMfLwA Harrogate Harrogate.
@Ben_Johnston92 @Halifax_RLFC your my new favourite player #Rat #Suarez #AttackIt Halifax widnes, cheshire.
So! A little late in posting but had an awesome night on Monday performing fro Guildford Fringe Theatre Company... http://t.co/uEWLzVVmN5 Guildford London, Uk.
@cipher67 @LolOkayyy @JihadistJoe Mohammed was a Scotsman because he had a red beard, He was a Ginga from Greenock! Greenock Kent England.
NWGFL Under 12 Silver ... Kirkley & Pakefield Saphire 0 - 1 Great Yarmouth Town Girls 1897 ... Norman Wanderers Yellows 2 - 0 Horsford Youth Great Yarmouth NORWICH - NORFOLK.
@xGabriellaJanex Gravesend is massive on New Years.... Gravesend London, England .
Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, City of Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely, Cheshire, Cleveland, Cornwall, Cumberland, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Suffolk, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire (County of Southampton), Hereford and Worcester, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Huntingdon and Peterborough, Huntingdonshire, Isle of Ely, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, City of London, Merseyside, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, North Humberside, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Soke of Peterborough, Rutland, Shropshire (Salop), Somerset, South Humberside, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Westmorland, West Suffolk, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, East Riding, Yorkshire, North Riding, Yorkshire, West Riding.
Similarly for Scotland:
City of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus (Forfarshire) , Argyll , Ayrshire , Banffshire , Berwickshire , Bute , Caithness , Clackmannanshire , Cromartyshire , Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire (Dumbarton) , City of Dundee , East Lothian (Haddingtonshire) , City of Edinburgh , Fife , City of Glasgow , Inverness-shire , Kincardineshire , Kinross-shire , Kirkcudbrightshire , Lanarkshire , Midlothian (County of Edinburgh) , Moray (Elginshire) , Nairnshire , Orkney , Peeblesshire , Perthshire , Renfrewshire , Ross and Cromarty , Ross-shire , Roxburghshire , Selkirkshire , Shetland (Zetland) , Stirlingshire , Sutherland , West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) , Wigtownshire.
And finally Wales:
Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Caernarfonshire Cardiganshire, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Clwyd , Denbighshire, Dyfed , Flintshire, Glamorgan, Gwent, Gwynedd, Merionethshire, Mid Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Monmouthshire Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Radnorshire, South Glamorgan, West Glamorgan.