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 have my chavy days and my glamorous days at Andover😈💁👟👑 Andover Amesbury.
[Price Change] 2 Bedroom Property on Parkgate Road, Altrincham - £700pcm + fees - http://t.co/1jTPdJk86S Altrincham Manchester, UK.
Aldershot away was not pleasant. #Pompey Aldershot Portsmouth, UK.
Or aberdeen >_> @Diva_Cole1: "@dharmieking: I think i should run to America really😂"lol" Aberdeen Coventry UK.
Ma mère m'a acheté des gants, un bonnet et une écharpe pour new york ahahah York Lycée Gambetta.
11:00 GMT. Temp: 9.2°C, Wind: ESE, 0mph(avg), 4mph(gust), Humidity: 93%, Rain 0.0mm, Pressure: 1014hPa, . #yeovil #weather Yeovil Yeovil, Somerset, UK.
@Wrexham_AFC never mind the ref, dreadful defending from 3 crosses Wrexham Wrexham.
I'm at West Cornwall Pasty Company - @wcornwallpasty in Worthing, West Sussex https://t.co/nWaHw7MG7E Worthing england.
Selfie stickkkk👄🍷 @ Worcester http://t.co/c7OReU8ZeS Worcester birmingham.
My birthday 🎉🎈 #Wolverhampton #Dogs #MonmoreGreen #Brother #Friend #Gambling 😁😁😁 http://t.co/FcLhsGilUm Wolverhampton Telford, Shropshire .
I'm at Wokingham Borough Council in Wokingham, Berkshire https://t.co/jJrXZGUBge Wokingham London.
#CameronMustGo because Woking are 2-1 down Woking .
Shroom 'ead. #medieval #hollowcrown #thc2 @ Winchester Cathedral http://t.co/rNZCPPCLJT Winchester London.
Just power walked from wigan town centre to Marsh Bonk to Barnsley Street. . The things I do for me mother! just arriving @leethewiganer Wigan Wigan | Preston, Lancashire..
Widnes Vikings have been fined £20,000 following disturbances at the end of a Challenge Cup semi-final http://t.co/rfaXNCIvs4 Widnes Castleford, England.
@ZooKeeper94 @UncleCurtis_ he's done on a wet windy night in Weymouth, what I want to know is can he do it in Stoke on a Tuesday? Weymouth Weymouth.
#goalfest at Meadow Park tonight as @BOREHAM_WOODFC beat Weston-Super-Mare 4-0. #topoftheleague Weston-super-Mare Borehamwood.
Oh and I almost forgot, my old Westminster alumni and lovely fella, @JamieKing89 off of @SomethinElse. Well done mate. #RPAs Westminster Ramsgate.
@TLRailUK Wellingborough so basically st Pancras Wellingborough East Northants.
@danwsavage bet it will be nothing on Jurassic Park Watford! Watford St.Albans.
Looking forward to the @SalfordCityFC match tonight against Warrington. Should be a good one! 👏 Warrington Salford, Manchester UK.
I am singing in Yates Walsall tomorrow at 9pm though get there it's for charity! Walsall West midlands .
#Wakefield #Weather Temp:5.5°C, Wind:0.6mph, Pressure:1009.3 & Falling slowly, Rain today:0.00mm, Forecast:Fairly fine, showery later Wakefield Tingley, Wakefield. IO93FR.
Music stall and more as Truro Cathedral opens for late night charity shopping this Christmas http://t.co/MoqRABMaym #Cornwall Truro Cornwall (Kernow), UK.
John's sleeve so far... #klaustattooer #rosetattoo #rose #paignton #devon #torbay #torquay #brixton… http://t.co/pnKS8MBx7e Torquay Paignton and London.
Friday evening we are at Tirlebrook Primary School #Christmas Fair in #Tewkesbury http://t.co/0qfa1KYk9c Tewkesbury Tewkesbury.
@TRMaxtoneSmith Tamworth and Gresley would be two, shows how far we've come Tamworth .
Black Friday has come early at GNC. Popular products up to 50% off. @ThermoGrenade http://t.co/qYndWGLxsS Taunton Taunton.
Swindon pride xmas party extravaganza 13th December raffle tickets for sale 2.50 per ticket 10 per book get thm http://t.co/Q06nns2vvE Swindon Swindon.
Whatcha looking at lil' robin?? @ Swansea University http://t.co/LMhx4wj84M Swansea swansea .

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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Manchester
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  • Blackpool
  • Brentwood
  • Salisbury
  • Middlesbrough
  • Dewsbury
  • Chichester