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.
Major delays between Milton Keynes and Crewe / Manchester Piccadilly until further notice: Damage to t... http://t.co/uOxQ8XUW39 #trains Crewe Leeds.
Calling all football players out there - Would you like to join our league but do not have a team? If so message... http://t.co/a7QYzRgWKo Corby Corby.
I'm at Cineworld for 300: Rise of an Empire (Crawley, West Sussex) http://t.co/tDaq0Oysbp Crawley Kent, England.
Get it xrayed and stop moaning! How's the snickers?? X Coventry Coventry.
Not looking forward to getting a train to Colchester on my own tomorrow :( Colchester Essex.
First time in Clydebank .... #starwars #oddballs #stabvestrequired Clydebank Whitehaven.
@Laurettaaa93 Sorry, my mistake! 1840 coach from Plymouth to Tiverton, then the 2010 to Westbury, 2110 to Bath and the 2202 to Chippenham. J Chippenham South West, England.
CHICHESTER: Chichester homeless shelter gets cash boost http://t.co/deSkE0ooKN #Sussex Chichester Sussex, UK.
@JJUJWorld Cant believe you`re actually going to the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield, I had my prom there. Got my tickets cant wait! :) Chesterfield Nottingham .
http://t.co/tNZ7fPNPg5 -#Vacancy - Joomla Developer - #Chester - 4 weeks - £17.46 per hour - Follow the link attached to apply directly. Chester Altrincham, Cheshire.
Cheltenham 2014! Recive a £30 risk-free bet on any race on Day one http://t.co/KQOviNaHxP http://t.co/8gPYRyOf1z Cheltenham United Kingdom.
#Chelmsford MON 19:00 Thick Cloud: Temp:7°C (45°F), Wind:North North Easterly 15mph, Hum:81%, Pres:1032mb, Rising, Vis:Very Good Chelmsford Essex, UK.
Hee mensen! Hier in Chatham gaat alles goed! Behalve werken heb ik ook nog wel eens vrije dagen ;) zo… http://t.co/ua6MCTGcpL Chatham Puttershoek.
@RFLReferees Cas vs wigan #asktheref Carney sinbinned penalty to castleford. An offence that warrants a sin binning seems more important? Castleford UK.
Is it only in Carlisle where sports clubs have to be cancelled to make way for a show. Carlisle needs a proper theatre....not a sports hall Carlisle Carlisle.
Thorun return with a new member! Supporting Beehoover at the Moon club in Cardiff.... http://t.co/1VUo65BiYo Cardiff South Wales, UK.
Advertising to 15,000 homes in the Canvey Island edition of our Essex Business & Leisure Magazine from just £50: http://t.co/Y80YzQyP0k Canvey Island Basildon, Essex.
I'll be in Canterbury tomorrow - any cheeky visits to beauty halls I should make? #bbloggers #sbloggers #tbloggers #fblchat #socialbloggers Canterbury United Kingdom.
Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge Blasted As 'Stupid And Insensitive' For Second Luxury... http://t.co/sVEF4WP5wC Cambridge Kingston Upon Hull.
@Response_Now we prefer to be called small reliable with the ability to service all property requirements #Caerphilly http://t.co/n9RpWnQQF5 Caerphilly Caerphilly, South Wales, Uk.
You 'aving a laugh? (@ The Apex, arc, Bury St Edmunds) http://t.co/fsAVtJSorD Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, UK.
Loves to bury himself. Won't let me take blanket away, if i do he cries. Time to swap it for one with… http://t.co/3XSSebVgQQ Bury Dudley UK.
New Residential Let: Best Avenue, Burton upon Trent, DE15 9GU. 3 Beds. £625pcm (+ Fees) http://t.co/q9eZNMkfCN Burton upon Trent Burton on Trent.
Just seen The Claret riding home from work on his bike in a full Burnley kit and a hat. It was too much @BenStevenson7 @jalexsimm @leeaspin Burnley Pendle.
GOAL: Burgess Hill Town 1-1 REDHILL - Marcus Elliot (56') http://t.co/Mbs3MEFjJY Burgess Hill ÜT: 51.21741,-0.171208.
End Of Te and Carpet Cleaning in #Cudham #Bromley area at half price. Call 020 8942 2819 or email us!... http://t.co/ZMbhBGqbMI Bromley London, Surrey, UK.
@thewanted I'm seeing you in Brighton and Bournemouth! So excited! Brighton Portsmouth.
Futureboard reinforcements are en route to @CSSBham pub quiz! Let's get down to QUIZNESS at The Bristol Pear! Bristol London, UK.
Great campaigning in Brighouse today. Thanks team. H Brighouse .
Plumpton Podcast is now online at http://t.co/WLjbKGGDn1 with news,analysis |& interviews with trainers Daniel Steele & David Bridgwater. Bridgwater East Sussex.
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.