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.
Waiting .... This is the beginning of my #adventures to come ! #uk #london #crawley #horsham… https://t.co/TPvc9IHtSl Crawley Edinburgh/London/Dubai.
Could not have done it without these people 🎓🎉❤️ @ Coventry Cathedral https://t.co/LtDADQK6PO Coventry 21 | SE London | Coventry Uni.
#Aluminium #Extrusion #ScrapMetal #scrapyard #Colchester #Chelmsford #Shenfielfd #Ilford #Romford… https://t.co/s09nxaChGh Colchester Marks Tey, UK.
A12 northbound between A1114/A130 and A414 near Chelmsford (east) | Northbound | Vehicle on… https://t.co/RvtU9TQMY7 #stalbans #harpenden Chelmsford St Albans Herts UK.
Body weight circuit 💪🏼 #circuits #fitnessmotivation #bodyweighttraining @ Chichester College Sports… https://t.co/oBpaTayJAC Chichester Chichester.
Great turnout for 5th of 6 @D2N2LEP Business Breakfasts 2015 at #Chesterfield Proact Stadium. https://t.co/SnD37Q0lPd Chesterfield UK.
Well the car park. Off to give a school careers talk (at @ChesterMarket in Chester, Cheshire) https://t.co/eXw9kbQqNy Chester Chester, Liverpool & worldwide.
Where to get petrol for £1 per litre in #Cheltenham as... https://t.co/6wbVfdxMrN #Gloucestershire https://t.co/vv7LIzTBq5 Cheltenham Gloucestershire (Glos), UK.
#Carlisle #BusStation #Cumbria on a 554 #Carlisle #Keswick bus https://t.co/4OxLx8BbZ0 @luvthenorth444 https://t.co/ShFEk8SGVI Carlisle .
Fight For Your Planet Not Your Country! #earthtoparis #welcometoplanetearth @ Liberty Bridge, Cardiff… https://t.co/gKUPA4fSt2 Cardiff Cardiff, Wales.
Canvey Island - Slow moving traffic on Somnes Avenue between Central Wall Rd and Canvey Way (A130) Canvey Island Essex, UK.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says Paris attacks made him question God https://t.co/ej7kLcsBQL #Kent https://t.co/tRriYmaJKo Canterbury Kent, UK.
Lunch. It was lovely. (at @AfternoonTease in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) https://t.co/oq0DNZTLDB Cambridge Cambridge, usually .
You Need Me, I Don't Need You by Ed Sheeran is #nowplaying in The Old Library Caerphilly. Caerphilly Richmond, Surrey, UK.
GA: 15:50 Peterborough to Ipswich will be started from Bury St Edmunds at 16:58. This is due to an operating incident. KB Bury St Edmunds Essex, UK.
Bury 1-0 Burton Albion https://t.co/BeXkXqfqPt #Manchester https://t.co/Lj1bnoyL7e Bury Manchester, UK.
Collecting stand trailer (@ Palletforce Hub in Burton upon Trent, England) https://t.co/M0zEKdsfuG Burton upon Trent .
MINOR A58 Aachen Way in Halifax busy but moving outbound between the Queen's Road junction and the A646 Burnley Road junction. Burnley .
Just posted a photo @ Burgess Hill Driving Test Centre https://t.co/e8ZcpdwwMW Burgess Hill .
Sale Agreed Within 24 Hours: #Bromley-by-Bow #E3 https://t.co/PAkhTgVvnf £299,950 https://t.co/Yd63lwMur0 Bromley 2-4 Westferry Road, London E14.
TOMORROW NIGHT // SHOPPING & BOOZE (what can go wrong!) 114 church street Brighton, 6-9pm @ 114… https://t.co/KJWLZNDXeM Brighton .
Who needs London? Where to work if you're priced out of the capital https://t.co/Zg5rkM9IYQ #Bristol https://t.co/4yvq37rL72 Bristol Bristol, UK.
MINOR Heavy traffic on A58 Halifax Road in both directions in Hipperholme at the A644 Brighouse Road junction. Brighouse .
I'm at Bridgwater in Bridgwater, Somerset https://t.co/PzuJYAaVKp Bridgwater Plymouth United Kingdom.
Brentwood â Golf Course Theme (Miscellaneous) - https://t.co/WbL6VjZmVa Brentwood Lancaster, UK.
Nice rich and hoppy beer. - Drinking a Lost In New York by @BradfordBrewery @ Bradford Brewery Broadway — https://t.co/FdCFWhVIVK Bradford Leeds.
Love the school run ride with my boy #scooter #longboard #daddy #bournemouth #dorset @… https://t.co/r7M8cE4nnN Bournemouth Dorset.
From the growler - Drinking a High Wire Grapefruit @ Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club - https://t.co/9bvrdU4LEg #photo Bolton Huddersfield, England.
#Tides for #BognorRegis today: 3:49am LW 0.6m, 10:15am HW 6.0m, 4:13pm LW 0.4m, 10:43pm HW 5.9m. #ktt https://t.co/nKvEdedPLt Bognor Regis Manchester, England.
Today's #tides at #Blyth are: 2:05am HW 5.2m, 8:39am LW 0.6m, 2:36pm HW 5.2m, 9:00pm LW 0.6m. #SeaSafety #ktt Blyth Manchester, 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.