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.

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Wednesday so it must be Shrewsbury.. Shrewsbury Rochdale.
Fabulous new band #Fyreflies all the way from #Lincoln #realalepubs #nbtsheffieldpub #sheffield… https://t.co/vngvtyCAT5 Sheffield SHEFFIELD S6 2GA.
В Лондоне и окрестностях сегодня жарче Сингапура (+34)! 🔥☀️🔥 @ Sevenoaks railway station https://t.co/KMlw5OOgBk Sevenoaks Moscow.
I'm at Barlby High School in Barlby, Selby, North Yorkshire https://t.co/FfaUubu8Jr Selby Yorkshire.
MINOR A171 Falsgrave Road in Scarborough busy but moving outbound around the A64 Seamer Road junction. Scarborough .
Sarah's blood test (@ Salisbury District Hospital in Salisbury, Wiltshire) https://t.co/QImJksjYWn Salisbury Wiltshire.
Salford bodybuilder, 60, sold steroids from the kitchen of his home and had… http://t.co/dtBjv4pft4 #Manchester http://t.co/WAarjskzin Salford Manchester, UK.
#imageobjectif #Ryde #photoshoot @ Seaview Beach, Isle of Wight https://t.co/X3213tOBPq Ryde London.
Danczuk split: Rochdale MP Simon blasts Karen on Twitter for 'using their… http://t.co/UaWr9iTi11 #Manchester http://t.co/qIitSqWhQ7 Rochdale Manchester, UK.
I'm at Royal Leamington Spa in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire https://t.co/OamfnGrWOZ Royal Leamington Spa London, UK.
Today's #tides at #Rhyl are: 5:25am LW 0.0m, 11:08am HW 7.8m, 5:47pm LW 0.0m, 11:27pm HW 8.2m. #SeaSafety #ktt Rhyl Manchester, England.
Doing the tango on uniofnottingham University Park @ University of Nottingham https://t.co/Oe1RXeWs48 Nottingham Sheffield / Nottingham .
SUMMER | Reading an article in the Volkskrant Magazine ut going on a vacation. My tip: make every… https://t.co/T5L2pxk4FF Reading Amsterdam.
I'm gonna miss this lot😢. #family x❤️x @ Norwich City https://t.co/AR6rLXcYiK Norwich NORWICH.
MINOR A647 Bradford Road in Pudsey busy but moving at the B6154 Galloway Lane junction. Pudsey .
Home sweet home @ Preston Park https://t.co/lWkz8gAivG 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.
Looks like there's a storm coming in from Portsmouth. #hotandhumid #cloud #storm #nofilter #iPhone4s… https://t.co/g7zTyrB9EG Portsmouth The wight isle..
Branding | Colour by Carly #branding #logo #identity #artist #plymouth #painting #colour… https://t.co/vnNIxbLxon Plymouth Plymouth // Norwich.
I'm at Peterborough Power Signal Box https://t.co/elYfJTeYrP Peterborough Peterborough , UK.
#vintage #summer #festival #trousers #pants #pattern #print #paisley #rose #sea #floral #abstract… https://t.co/FWHW9xQprH Paisley Cambridge, UK.
Prom 👗🍸🎉 @ Oxford Belfry https://t.co/waIM5khExl Oxford UK.
When your on the go and you have forgot you underwear! #Paignton #Devon #Undies @ Paignton Scoffs Chippy https://t.co/3a89OQw4Sc Paignton London.
Sports presentation yesterday🏆🍻☺️ @ Oldham Cricket Club https://t.co/PrBVe0wRHS Oldham .
Planning housey stuff is making me super excited to move back to Northampton again Northampton north pole.
#Selfie #minions #tesco @ Newton Abbot Races https://t.co/OPwcjETBFy Newton Abbot North Tawton.
Just posted a photo @ A kitchen in Newquay https://t.co/P2At29TSR4 Newquay Newquay, Cornwall.
@FearStephen @estatesgazette looking forward to another positive step for Newport, thank you for helping developing our city @thenewporters Newport 65 Clarence Place Np19 7ab.
MINOR Slow traffic on A1058 Coast Road inbound in Newcastle Upon Tyne at the Newton Road junction. Newcastle upon Tyne .

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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  • Stretford
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High Wycombe
  • Salisbury
  • Bournemouth
  • Birmingham
  • Basingstoke
  • Morley
  • Dunfermline
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Great Yarmouth