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.

Patricia Hodge in conversation at Stratford ArtsHouse tonight at 19:45 http://t.co/E7EXkIrDDP Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire, England.
Mitchell: I'm willing to rebuild: THE futures of some of Stourbridge's players will be on the line against Sto... http://t.co/ivB6a0NM1E Stourbridge The Black Country .
♥ ♫ "I Like It" by Gerry and the Pacemakers (@ Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire East ST7, UK) http://t.co/dT38cYreLI Stoke-on-Trent alsager.
What ut "#radio in #stocktonontees #tonight" http://t.co/WhFHsl1rhC Are you #in2nite or #out2nite? RT Stockton-on-Tees UK.
Don’t delay, get your flu jab today #Stockportflufighting http://t.co/OugGl1EiE5 Stockport Stockport, England.
News: Stirling | Hotel and sports super-centre backed by Judy Murray and Colin Montgomerie...: ...courts, six-... http://t.co/rnoPRle17K Stirling Scotland, Edinburgh.
#Ten #Pin #Bowling at #Hollywood #Bowl #Stevenage #XperiaZ3 http://t.co/bBk8dhclKB Stevenage Stevenage - UK.
@TamesideCouncil man blowing leaves off pavement onto mottram road in stalybridge. Why is this a good idea? Stalybridge Manchester, UK.
Video: Moment fireworks factory explodes in Stafford – Telegraph http://t.co/e1aHiEe0xx Stafford London.
@TeddyEdwardes Asda St Austell looks like it could be harbouring Ebola...the people you see in there!. Close second is Redruth Tesco!! 😉 St Austell liverpool.
#ResNews More £1m homes sold in St Albans than Scotland - http://t.co/lan7LkLGck http://t.co/iHbX45hkkM #stalbans #harpenden St Albans St Albans UK.
@David_Jones_1 Hi, details to be confirmed shortly. Thanks Southport Southport, UK.
I'm at Maya's World Buffet & Bar in Southend-on-Sea https://t.co/YV1EuNkJKR Southend-on-Sea Wickford, Essex.
My Top 6 Chelsea City Arsenal Man U Southampton Liverpool Southampton London.
Was absolutely blown away by Jesus Christ Superstar tonight. Well done South Shields G&S Society! It's @thecustomshouse until Saay. Go! South Shields South Tyneside, UK.
@Frampton89 Slough was the first team I knew, only team I've worked for (except 1 Flames game and Mo's testimonial and the next 3 weekends) Slough Slough, England, UK.
FOI: Use of temporary (agency) social workers: Response by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to ... http://t.co/31XzrGAj8U #Solihull Solihull Solihull.
Roadworks (Minor delay) A5 northbound between A49 near Shrewsbury (east) and A5064 On the A5 from Telfo... http://t.co/y1y2nj1By8 #beepbeep Shrewsbury UK.
Sheffield with baes. @emwalshx @feelingBatty @beckierhodes Sheffield Doncaster, UK.
@DMChaiWallah Raz is sampling in his van @sainsburys in #sevenoaks Pop over for a taste of #DrinkMeChai :) Sevenoaks UK.
Baring in mind I got mangers player of year over him at college and selby town! But I'm not bitter at all ;) only joking very proud of ya!! Selby howden.
Visit the Glanford Park restaurant for Fish and Chip Friday tomorrow - http://t.co/hAOUT6k3vf Shorpe Glanford Park, Shorpe.
Look ladies you made the paper @LipServicetour In @Scarborough_UK So looking forward to seeing #doreengray @thesjt http://t.co/faNKNIFWOV Scarborough Scarborough.
Delays Newbridge Roundut, Salisbury expected to last for several more hours due to Diesel spillage. Salisbury Wiltshire, UK.
A satellite image-based analysis of factors contributing to the green-space cool island intensity on a city sc... http://t.co/6wctRNJsKM Salford Salford, Greater Manchester.
Can't get to the High St for your poster. If you live in Ryde e-mail us rydetown.snt@hamphire.pnn.police.uk and we'll drop one off fory ou Ryde Ryde, Isle of Wight.
“@HeenanGray: @discovery77_ @LBC simon you are fighting a noble and just cause well done you are a great MP for Rochdale” I'm trying. Rochdale Rochdale.
I'm at Royal Leamington Spa in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire https://t.co/UiZIoi4xQS Royal Leamington Spa Rushden, England.
#woodburners #heating quote required Brookes Avenue #Rhyl interested call 02037404142 or http://t.co/rI1Yi1kRe2 Rhyl Norwich, UK.
@viva_hate__ are you playing on your phone when it comes on? Mine is bad if I'm using that or reading! Reading Manchester.

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.

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