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.

@nazzyboy10 Pontefract Wakefield Warrington T Park Home Cornwall :) Wakefield Stockport.
"Participate in the monthly draw for a free Logo on 31/07/2014. Follow @TakeYourDesign and participates" #leeds @cush4201 #Truro Truro London - UK.
@EricLittleErn @jontystephens Is Torquay’s Princess Theatre your only stop in Devon on the autumn tour? Torquay Mid Devon, UK.
Alderman Knight School cricket day @Tewkesbury_cc . Thanks to AKS's staff, Shines & George. Great event. http://t.co/TAOU2lSG9M Tewkesbury Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
Giant floral poppy in Tamworth #tamworthhour http://t.co/7C1re8GHTW Tamworth Tamworth,Staffordshire.
Nice #ViewFromTheOffice of Taunton from the Quantocks #harvest14 #clubhectare http://t.co/N6jmdX21EB Taunton Somerset, UK.
@saintliana @SouthamptonFC @afcbournemouth i cant go to brighton and couldnt go to swindon but they probably wont stream any of their other Swindon Southampton.
#ashmole #swansea Pension annuities offer 'fair value', study claims http://t.co/KIAwrNaC8Y Swansea Swansea.
Bees in the chimney in Sutton Coldfield http://t.co/eCyfxjnNKg Sutton Coldfield Derby, England.
Sunderland set to make bid to sign Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk - Scottish Daily Record http://t.co/Nd8Fdcyuy5 #Sunderland Sunderland Sunderland .
TAKEN: Electric hook up (I think!) for caravan etc (Stretford) http://t.co/LkjnhPFAwy Stretford Greater Manchester.
The Melly_Mel Daily is out! http://t.co/aWT0wYYKSL Stories via @rossdunbar93 @ben_stroud @RangersFranky Stroud London.
Stratford upon Avon's original one seat Barber Shop..Accept no imitations! #Barber #thelittlebarbershop #barbershop http://t.co/OOcYFeXe9E Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon.
http://t.co/1eX1ScTZjs Stourbridge London, GB.
ANDY WILKINSON FROM STOKE ON TRENT, HE'LL BE COMING AFTER YOU Stoke-on-Trent Stoke.
Year in Industry Placement | Stockton on Tees | £12,000 | http://t.co/GgTe6hkIvM Stockton-on-Tees Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
@eonenergyuk it's been three days that electricity keeps going from our area. Funny how the bill gets here on time though. #Stockport Stockport United Kingdom.
@legsidelizzy is Paul Stirling injured or not selected? Stirling Rugby.
St Nicholas' Church, Stevenage https://t.co/XNP4MViI60 Stevenage Hertfordshire.
There's a propper distinct lack of teeth in stalybridge #gumseverywhere Stalybridge Manchester.
@FrancoisKilljoy who does stafford have to throw it to besides Megatron? Lol Romo has options besides Dez breh Stafford The South..
Athwenna Irons meets St Austell Brewery's head brewer Roger Ryman, who is dedicated to preserving the Corn... http://t.co/YUNP1ztoEN via St Austell Birmingham.
#anneMain #StAlbans St Albans MP Anne Main orchestrates Houses of Parliament debate on 'absurd... http://t.co/hcPQijbEpO #MP #Politics #LNN St Albans St Albans UK.
Tony Robinson Exposes Queen is NOT the rightful heir to the throne https://t.co/MStfCzqnph Southport Southport, Merseyside, UK.
Dundee United are the Scottish Southampton. Southampton Coatbridge, Scotland.
Congratulations to Darren and all the team at Complete Fabrication Services (CFS) for such impressive results - https://t.co/v3EmaIbnHY South Shields Gateshead.
I'm at Weekes Drive Park (Slough) https://t.co/HxholVTn8u Slough Slough, England, UK.
Reserve team friendly this evening v Solihull town 7.00 ko Solihull Knowle , west Midlands.
@STFC_CT @ShrewsBusiness Great to see high local football participation levels in Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury Redditch.
paolo nutini is coming to sheffield arena eeeeeeeeeek!! Sheffield Rotherham.

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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