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.
@LordTrevelyan @glasgowlimmy I would rather jump in the river ayr starkers than watch that pish #Notorivercity #eastenders #pishcorrie :) Ayr .
So glad I aint in Arbroath Academy anymore :) hate the lot of them ;) they're all so annoying that have no life Arbroath Scotland United Kingdom.
RT @CheshSpecials: Still taking orders for Father's Day with free delivery in the Altrincham area #fathersdaypresents http://t.co/QHsfsftKLi Altrincham The Etihad Stadium.
RT @armyrugbyunion: First game at Aldershot next Wed see the Army 7s team take on the iRB's 5th ranked world team @kenya_7s; ko ... http://t.co/dSJxbzapH8 Aldershot Mariakani, Kenya.
RT @matchtech: Meet us @MyEnergyCareer in #Aberdeen to discuss your #career: http://t.co/uRyftH6MHw Aberdeen Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
RT @lolleader: @Killian_010 hahaha no uit new york York Schiedam.
http://t.co/YuMTYMTdQg? Yeovil Yeovil,Somerset.
RT @The_bikeshed: @wrexham Stolen BMX believed to be in the Brynteg area,£50 reward,ring 07706288062 or take to @The_bikeshed,Wrexham. http://t.co/eciKKk6OMp Wrexham wrexham.
man I hope this rumour is true ut a nandos being made in Worthing Worthing Worthing, UK.
@kevin_russell1 this bowie song reminds me of my 1 year at worcester Worcester Stoke-On-Trent, England.
I'm at Monmore Green Stadium (Wolverhampton, West Midlands) http://t.co/sW1mkmWy7N Wolverhampton Halesowen, West Midlands.
@NandosUK Nandos wokingham as its always busy and becoming more and more popular by the day :P Wokingham London.
Whereas in Wisbech, a two-bed split-level flat costs £67,500: http://t.co/28xWd87N35 I could weep. Wisbech England.
RT @eoselim: Winchester care home heavily criticised http://t.co/o84kk29Tk0 MESS was allowed 4 YEARS because Greensleeves Homes Trust is a BIG PROVIDER Winchester United Kingdom.
RT @WaveDVCentre: Effects of Domestic Abuse on Children training July 2013 in Wigan call 262290 to book your place #wigan #wavedv Wigan Bolton.
@WidnesTyrer_HD typical widnes;) Widnes Warrington.
I'm at Houses of Parliament - @visitparliament (Westminster, Greater London) w/ 5 others http://t.co/w3pTEyZpkN Westminster .
@PhilDTaylor Are you willing to write us a Good Luck message for our #armedforcesday #rugbyleague event in Warrington.? DM 4 more info. Warrington warrington.
RT @Hulstone: A cupcake shop is now the best restaurant in Torquay according to advisor . Love it :) Torquay Northern England.
Clive (sales & mktg director) and wife Karen after running the Tewkesbury half marathon for LINC. How do they look s… http://t.co/6GIOmRPBaY Tewkesbury Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
RT @visittamworth: If your a #Tamworth business please follow @businesstam Tamworth Tamworth.
Info on earlier evacuation at Virgin gym #Taunton - http://t.co/7AHsnyJjpS Taunton Taunton, Somerset, UK.
#ashmole #swansea New guarantee for current account switch - A scheme that will allow current account customers to... http://t.co/W4OX0SoYRi Swansea Swansea.
Renting in Sutton Coldfield http://t.co/gfa5C12SeF Sutton Coldfield Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
RT @Sports_Byte: Season Review: @sunderlandwfc living the dream http://t.co/SK4cYE1CZE #safc #womensfootball #wsl #sunsport Sunderland Hetton Centre, Sunderland.
RT @MUFCLatestnews: The original (and best) King of the Stretford end #lawman #MUFC http://t.co/4ragsm0MEh Stretford .
RT @helenmilner: "The digital excluded consumer" by Dick Stroud, great stats from @HelenGoodmanMP http://t.co/uWRWPHf4ve #digitalinclusion13 Stroud UK.
RT @foodfest2013: Proud to support and sponsor the Stratford Upon Avon annual regatta event at the Stratford Boat Club this Saay! http://t.co/XgLlWGSvU2 Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford upon Avon, Warks. UK.
Dudley Jobs: Business Manager - Stourbridge, Stourbridge: I am working with a Franchised Car... http://t.co/Kb8cFPQmYO #Jobs #Dudley Stourbridge Dudley, West Midlands, UK.
Did you know that this year marks the 150th anniversary of Stoke-on-Trent Football Club and the English FA? To... http://t.co/nbhnPC3DYR Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-On-Trent.
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.