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.
@cambridge_cc @WERLeague we do need more women signed up to the league! We are getting vets prizes too so more prize fund across league! Cambridge Cambridge / Newmarket.
Walking through Caerphilly with a daffodil on my face . #rugbyday 😉 Caerphilly .
No idea what it's like here. My eyes aren't working properly (@ Best Western Priory Hotel Bury St. Edmunds) https://t.co/hHKeWOJHv7 Bury St Edmunds Cheltenham,UK.
@AMF_Hollywood what happened to family fun at bury today had email ut it so I booked and when we got there nothing was on. V disappointed Bury .
This is me and another human being. 👴🐙🐲 @ Burton-Upon-Trent https://t.co/vXouFl700o Burton upon Trent .
On a serious note how has Burnley gone? Burnley Colne.
Good luck to Walton & Hersham FC at home today vs Burgess Hill Town FC. K/O 3pm Burgess Hill Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK.
Singing welcome to the black parade and fall out boy @ Bromley Common https://t.co/1LphMRhcNm Bromley In my heart.
I'm at The Gym Brighton - @thegymgroup in Brighton, Brighton and Hove http://t.co/DKbHCRS13E Brighton Brighton.
Bring Your Own Animation #Bristol tonite @ #thecanteen! Bristol Bristol.
MINOR A641 Huddersfield Road in Brighouse busy but moving outbound at the Bethel Street junction. Brighouse .
@imajsaclaimant everything seems to go to Bridgwater now - Weston has no copshop either or are yours in Exeter now? Bridgwater My latest thingy =.
#Brentwood: Teenage girl killed in fatal crash in Kelvedon Hatch http://t.co/HLOQDDwcAp #Essex http://t.co/9I2fqSzFVr Brentwood Essex, UK.
Mødte en fyr i byen sidste weekend der var fra Bradford 🙊 fortalte det eneste jeg vidste var at Zayn kom derfra. Så grinede han 😂😂 Bradford .
Eat pho💜 (@ Eatpho Bournemouth) https://t.co/As7c1oN5x8 Bournemouth Bournemouth, UK.
i want to see troy bolton and gabriella montez's sex tape x Bolton london.
@colon_three MY GOD. unfortunately I'm currently further away from you than I normally am xD right now in Bognor Regis on the S. Coast lol Bognor Regis Hinckley, UK.
Blyth thug attacked bouncers who refused to let him in Roxbury club wearing tracksuit bottoms http://t.co/pWNglpycjc http://t.co/1hkP2OGRHp Blyth Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
“@The_Gazette: ‘Missing’ man was found at nearby pub http://t.co/45I55MGgbE http://t.co/4KKfTuIAQK” Oh Blackpool. Blackpool Hackney, London Town..
Blackburn & James, California #wine Definitely judged the wine by its label when I picked this… https://t.co/5H9gUAaSb7 Blackburn London.
Birmingham .. Birmingham ku/uk coventry.
The greatest show in #Bingley continues. http://t.co/zEZU4PqEPl Bingley .
It's cold in billingham hope it's warmer in lymm when I get home #softlad Billingham lymm.
I'm at Bicester Village - @thechicbuzz in Bicester, Oxfordshire https://t.co/3RJZIICWIv Bicester Kuwait .
#Bexley #Dartford #Kent http://t.co/WlKefrlnsD Bexley Bexley, Kent.
Well my #FreeFoodFebruary @SlimmingWorld #Beverley hotpot, was gorgeous served with cauliflower & sprouts #synfree http://t.co/wPfBujhetI Beverley Beverley,United Kingdom.
Love a bath 😍 Bath montrose.
Basingstoke charity Inspero receives bank-boosting donation http://t.co/lDLu09uJZu #Hampshire http://t.co/rxFMViRWO5 Basingstoke Hampshire, UK.
Cold Moments by Paul Weller is #nowplaying in Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Barrow-in-Furness. Download it now at http://t.co/S39RKbSn80 Barrow-in-Furness Richmond, Surrey, UK.
@cox_tom Apparently it's also on the wall of the gents at M&S Barnstaple. #apparently, #couldbeoneofyourcatsnumbers Barnstaple The Rural Southwest.
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.