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.
I'm at Westminster Abbey in London, Greater London https://t.co/WsFa6TbKdP Westminster Wien.
Just posted a photo @ Wellingborough railway station https://t.co/2HiPgHiySH Wellingborough Fylde and Fife.
I'm at FIS Global in Watford, Hertfordshire https://t.co/3MHwVFffkz Watford Watford, UK.
Good evening from Warrington. Tonight's line up. @liverpaulh @GoodBeerTweet @ConistonBrewCo @WainwrightAle http://t.co/g3dxGU5uc6 Warrington Trucking all over UK..
100 word manifestos - Walsall http://t.co/iGHFunzaaa #Birmingham Walsall Birmingham, UK.
@Wakefield_Loyal @WfldHoe @Brooksrunninguk looking good Dave. What your time? Wakefield wakefield.
Gorgeous morning in #Truro before the #womeninproperty #networking #breakfast @ Truro, Cornwall https://t.co/iVWscQLbIW Truro Illogan, Cornwall.
Day trip to Torquay @TorbayHospital to discuss @NHSSCR Inplementation in conjunction with @InterSystems Torquay London and the South.
@ChloeYoung1993 My dads going to Tewkesbury tomorrow! I'll tell him to say hi. Tewkesbury Cardiff.
@ChrisHawkinsUK It was all ut Johns Bargains and Zodiac toys when it came to kids toy shops in Tamworth in the 80s!!!! Tamworth WEST MIDLANDS.
Today's #TechAccess event at @exchangehouse in Taunton. #microsoft #Blackberry #Dell #VirtualOne #Avaya #Lumia http://t.co/UC0Ngx5I2W Taunton Exeter UK.
The shield and dagger Swindon my spiritual hole away from home Swindon .
Imagine being stuck in Swansea for your whole life 😶🔫 Swansea swansea/cardiff.
I'm at Pesto in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham https://t.co/H0G4bDiBBM Sutton Coldfield Mere Green.
@RichardCann76 @Azmxh Game v Sunderland where Young puts the ball across the 6 yard box and Falcao's just stood around the penalty spot did Sunderland .
Praying I get a move to the stretford end when I renew my season ticket Stretford .
@Tas_Salem @gloshospitals thanks Tas. It's a great Trust, lots of choice: AMU, Obs Unit, 2 FMUs Cheltenham and Stroud, strong homebirth team Stroud Stroud.
Stratford upon Avon -with Alan 😊😊😊 (@ Costa in Stratford-Upon-Avon) https://t.co/2oUktPK3sf Stratford-upon-Avon Durham, England.
Chris Bramall’s CV (Liberal Democrats, Stourbridge) http://t.co/bvNaRXwoGg http://t.co/TkfnOAiW2C Stourbridge UK.
@KatieDudson good to see #Dudson continuing to define dining from its home in #Stoke-on-Trent, the world capital of ceramics. Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent.
Benefits of working away from home 😍 @ Parkmore Hotel Stockton On Tees https://t.co/Wdrg2u56Qz Stockton-on-Tees NEW ACCOUNT//IN NE I TRUST.
@davegrant7 still got all me recs at me mams in stockport. Just got that one thats advertised on telly. Carousel plymouth grove 👍 Stockport manchester.
@stephdufc83 I'm for a stadium in Stirling/Bannockburn area central and no in Glasgow good road infrastructure Stirling Dundee.
@GNRailUK or are Peterborough trains to Stevenage ok? Stevenage Cambridge.
Pointless lane closeures on the BT roundut getting to you? Let it out at viva #Tameside #Ashton #stalybridge #dukinfield #roadworksrage Stalybridge Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Quick bite to eat with @lynn_alex.xx (at @ChurchillsLincs in Lincoln) https://t.co/MZUf9nje3k Stafford Lincoln, Lincolnshire & London.
Went to St Austell today and in the words of my youngest child it is a "bweddy thit-hole"! At least that's what she would say if she swore 😜 St Austell Tiverton.
I'm at @ONeillsPubs in St Albans, Hertfordshire https://t.co/q2yeSnNXRc St Albans luton.
Check out just a few of our Aprils offers here @thespalounge @ The Spa Lounge of Birkdale, Southport,… https://t.co/cyiu1w0l7U Southport Southport / Merseyside.
@polblonde Can't beat the best thing ut a chilly weekend in Southend-on-Sea - fresh cod and chips at Tomassi's Restaurant 😉 Southend-on-Sea Southend-on-Sea, UK.
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.