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 think it woulda been so much more special if the boro went up like, I'm really not feeling it with Norwich #boro #BoroNorwich Norwich County Durham, England.
MINOR Heavy traffic on A647 Bradford Road in Pudsey at the B6154 Galloway Lane junction. Pudsey .
Load of Preston fans just got off met line at Preston road #confused Preston .
Black Velvet by Alannah Myles is #nowplaying in Bowlplex Tower Park, Poole. Download it now at http://t.co/qq7dQh6SJc Poole Richmond, Surrey, UK.
"@portsmouthnews: Sport: Hambledon skipper quits http://t.co/vvT1j0X7oN" @SEPCL Portsmouth SO30 3XH.
Last time I ever have to get a train from plymouth back home👐🏼👐🏼👐🏼🙌🏼 Plymouth Plymouth/Essex .
Looking Back: Bourges Boulevard traffic delays are nothing new for #Peterborough… http://t.co/XVUoIqtvHU #Cambs http://t.co/oBt7c9ZkcY Peterborough Cambridgeshire (Cambs), UK.
I remember when I used to hate paisley... Not anymore!!! 💙 #SS16 #freelancedesigner… https://t.co/a2hv5Rvxji Paisley Brighton.
MINOR A62 Castlegate in Huddersfield busy but moving around the A641 Oxford Street junction. Oxford .
@LondonMidland aye :D me m8 is back off her hols from Paignton 2morrow :) the pics look well smashing! Paignton Rugeley, England.
Liverpool away hudds away Doncaster away lester away Blackpool away Bradford away and so many more badly miss the Oldham's away days ! Oldham .
Flats damaged after fire at disused cafe in #Northampton http://t.co/9vBL3013sY #Northants http://t.co/WVK89KVxTI Northampton Northamptonshire, UK.
@FGW if I've got pre-booked tickets for 18:03 to Newton Abbot, can I get (delayed) train that goes to it, the 17:33 to Paignton? Newton Abbot London, UK.
#Newquay's #tides today: 2:47am LW 1.0m, 8:43am HW 6.4m, 3:02pm LW 1.2m, 9:00pm HW 6.4m #ktt http://t.co/dm3CN2SgJF Newquay Manchester, England.
I'm at University of South Wales - @newportuni in Newport, Gwent https://t.co/2OLVnUaz7f Newport Location: 1997.
I'm at The Old George Inn - @oldgeorgepub in Newcastle upon Tyne https://t.co/5sn8Qqm4Xa Newcastle upon Tyne City of Newcastle upon Tyne UK.
What I wore this week: gingham http://t.co/mcSGEOduaY #Fashion http://t.co/ldg4ax9api Morley .
On our way to Wembley!!!! (@ Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, Teeside) https://t.co/Z3bwOJUCtb Middlesbrough ÜT: 57.20097,-2.20375.
Settled fine Temp 14.1C (13.3C) 61% RH Barometer Rising slowly #Manchester http://t.co/2u7vNSIRB8 Manchester Harpurhey, Manchester, UK.
😍🎉🎂Happy Birthday Leo🎂🎉😍 @ Maidstone, UK https://t.co/1kPesOYa9b Maidstone London , Maidstone.
Yay! Just hit 500k on Instagram! Thank you guys for the love❤️😘😘😘 @ London Luton Departures https://t.co/3meSX6UY3J Luton .
Semi perm lashes @beautyboxessex 30 minutes £35 #lashes #loughton #semipermanent #essex http://t.co/VjO6Uy8x72 Loughton Loughton essex .
Another pub closed in Loughborough #dji #drone #drone #boystoys #happy #loughborough #leicestershire… https://t.co/jx6ovxiRLH Loughborough Loughborough....U.K.
I'm at Natural History Museum in South Kensington, Greater London https://t.co/838WeqAMJQ London Burnley, Lancashire.
My Aloe Lips has come to the end today😗 it lasted 5 months 😯 bargain buy for £2.87! & no cold sores!!! 😁 #Llanelli http://t.co/NCswkTQFqv Llanelli UK.
#WestSussex: Littlehampton girl, 17, fights off wannabe robber in alley http://t.co/1t0AHZ4fZp #Sussex http://t.co/oDCHuZLOaB Littlehampton Sussex, UK.
Need U by Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E is #nowplaying in Status, Lincoln. Download it now at http://t.co/FMy7JuNivz Lincoln Richmond, Surrey, UK.
I'm at The Bowling Green in Lichfield, UK https://t.co/m2oWGfNzIa Lichfield Planet Earth.
The hashtag #IrelandSaidYES took the 11th place in the Top20 of Leicester's Trends for Sunday 24: http://t.co/YRuII7djb9 #trndnl Leicester Leicester, United Kingdom.
☕️👌🏽 #vscocam #leeds #london #doha #uk #qatar #patisserievalerie #caffieneaddict @ Patisserie Valerie https://t.co/MoFLKbN8Dq Leeds Doha, Qatar.

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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