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.

@chelpsea @Dassed got drunk and hugged and then went our separate ways down Chatham street Chatham Manchester .
Christmas Day 2k14 #fourgenerations @ Airedale Castleford http://t.co/qjEKpokfy2 Castleford Eaglescliffe, Stockton-On-Tees.
Just purchased my @cheltenham ticket for #ChampionsDay. Canny wait #CheltenhamFestival2015 #StayersOnly #BOTS Cheltenham Bristol.
Jeez, Tommy Cassidy co-commentating on the Carlisle match. Bloody hard work... Carlisle Carlisle, Cumbria, UK.
Time for some shopping in Cardiff @jaydey1237 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ’„ Cardiff Bridgend.
I'm at Canvey Island in Canvey Island, Essex https://t.co/uhJOTasBoh Canvey Island London/Surrey/Essex.
โ€œ@guardiannews: Archbishop of Canterbury pulls out of Christmas Day sermon http://t.co/uUbB7pOu7xโ€'cos he's not well you idiots Canterbury UK.
Anybody thinking is heading for Cambridge Service Statio Los, don't! Q a mile long! Cambridge รœT: 57.591903,-4.40291.
Castell Caerffili is the best thing ut Caerphilly.... Well, the only nice thing actually. Our tourโ€ฆ http://t.co/OXEhIsML34 Caerphilly Cardiff & Jena .
BURY FREE PRESS: Bury St Edmunds business helps childrenโ€™s charity with toy sales http://t.co/7tc92ucls6 #Suffolk Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, UK.
Tomorrow is going to be heartbreaking, no one should have to bury their child ๐Ÿ˜” Bury .
138. Double Drop. Marston's Brewery, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire. 4% alv/vol. 8/10 http://t.co/QigvkRI3ek Burton upon Trent Buckinghamshire, UK.
Don't you just hate the Kopites. They beat Burnley 1-0 and no we they're going to win the league again. Burnley Everton, Goodison Park.
Frosty ride this morning #mtb @ Burgess Hill Town Centre http://t.co/aqlH8tPS3Q Burgess Hill .
The Beginning Of The Twist by The Futureheads is #nowplaying in Swan and Mitre, Bromley. Download it now at http://t.co/1imvo1I28N Bromley .
Bad by Michael Jackson is #nowplaying in Bowlplex Brighton. Download it now at http://t.co/6sUBZhTlbp Brighton .
Stolen Bike: Bronwen's Charge Mixer: Stolen from Regent St, Clifton between 7.30pm - 10.15pm on 23rd ... http://t.co/l2OrFpf4gQ #Bristol Bristol .
I'm at Tesco - @uktescooffers in Brighouse, West Yorkshire https://t.co/C1LoqVX0Gk Brighouse Brighouse United Kingdom.
MERRY CHRISTMAS๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ… @ Bridgwater http://t.co/XEQP1L9oV6 Bridgwater London.
@Brentwood_Hstry Brentwood .
It's snowing in Bradford pretty kwl #snowman#boxingday Bradford .
I'm ready for #travelling ๐Ÿ™ˆ #girl #bournemouth #england #comfortable #luggage #sleepy ๐Ÿ˜ด @ Bournemouth http://t.co/riwh6CJEhd Bournemouth Bournemouth.
I want Troy Bolton to sing me to sleep Bolton bitch im in the ml3.
15 minutes until the international space station (Santa) will be seen from Bognor Regis! Bognor Regis .
@charles_blyth molloys Blyth Sutton Coldfield.
@EssexWomble I've seen it (twice) if it's the one narrated by Lisa Tarbuck. Still marvelling at George Formby's Blackpool rock!! Blackpool Harlow.
@Lewwis29 blackburn days๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™† #onstuff Blackburn @ A Festival somewhere.
I get to see my boy tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’• Bingley Ormskirk.
WHY DOES BILLINGHAM TOWN CENTRE NOT SELL CHEESE N PICKLE SANDWICHES THT IS ALL I WANTED Billingham billingham.
Black clothing is essential ๐Ÿ‘ฝ @ Bicester Village http://t.co/fn2W3ZjopX Bicester Bristol, United Kingdom.

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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