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.
#Tides for #Ayr today: 1:33am HW 3.3m, 7:08am LW -0.1m, 1:55pm HW 3.0m, 7:23pm LW 0.2m. #ktt http://t.co/sPhpGjbWJv Ayr Manchester, England.
Camera hunting... @ Ashford Cattle Market https://t.co/rgSMJmunzD Ashford London.
Bēdīgi, ļoti. Dzīve nav godīga, nav. (@ Laurrritta's and Simčikk's House in Arbroath) https://t.co/b7Aa2dgVpd http://t.co/6r3MehuLKq Arbroath arbroath.
Changing @ Andover Town Centre https://t.co/eHNO6070v8 Andover Andover uk.
#altrinchammarket #manchester @ Altrincham Town Centre https://t.co/cEgLzekr1O Altrincham Manchester.
Braintree Town v Aldershot Town http://t.co/8GdqVxtFcv #Hampshire http://t.co/0SUb6wUwWl Aldershot Hampshire, UK.
@OfficialWolves Adam Rooney from Aberdeen ?????? Aberdeen Cumbernauld .
I'm at Ask Italian in York https://t.co/wKhLE5pYcH York London.
Glory - Yeovil Ales - 3.8% ABV. B, slightly citrus but too watery #ale #beer #bi... (GLORY) http://t.co/yX2h7cg9at #photo Yeovil iPhone: 51.593380,-3.198402.
#cocktail #americanpie #icecream #syrup #voodoomoon @tootingoncereal @ Voodoo Moon Bar Wrexham https://t.co/74hzqEP5VD Wrexham wrexham.
Mixed nite for ex @Official_BHTFC strikers - Greg bags his first goal for Hull's 1st team at the KC..but Omar Bugiel's sent off for Worthing Worthing West Sussex.
Waiting patiently @ Worcester Racecourse https://t.co/rT71KIacJY Worcester Worcester, England.
⚽️🍴🍷◾️🔶 @ Molineux- Wolverhampton Wanderers FC https://t.co/6fS9s26wX2 Wolverhampton Earls Court, Chelsea .
As you can see, very very wet this morning in Wokingham. But another 5… https://t.co/42btjYZgs8 Wokingham Wokingham.
Temp 17.4°C Wind 3mph Press 1014.7hpa Falling slowly Cloud 3554 ft Rain 0.0mm Humidity 58% #Woking #UKWeather Woking Woking, England.
#WisbechCut's #tides today: 3:03am LW 0.0m, 7:45am HW 7.7m, 3:36pm LW 0.0m, 8:24pm HW 7.4m #ktt http://t.co/VflOcKz4Lt Wisbech Manchester, England.
@winchester_323 y un anime? Winchester España~londres.
Crime in M46 0SY, Wigan, UK http://t.co/kDUDW3ueRz #CrimeStatistics Wigan UK.
Widnes try. Conversion missed. 10-4 to Salford at half time. Widnes Salford.
Bike car collision on Preston Road Weymouth at bottom of White Horse Hill. Traffic slow but moving. Hope cyclist ok. http://t.co/skjwykPuiZ Weymouth Weymouth .
Heading for dismalamd #summer #Somerset @ Weston-super-Mare Seafront https://t.co/itd81hWYPp Weston-super-Mare farnham uk.
I'm at Oxford Circus in Westminster, London https://t.co/GSx3vDkuav Westminster Ankara.
Birthday breakfast☺️🎉🍰🍸#birthday #21 #cake #bucksfizz #celebrate @ Wellingborough, Northamptonshire https://t.co/mhTidW0CrN Wellingborough .
Manchester City 2-0 Watford http://t.co/ZecO0g7OMq #Bedfordshire http://t.co/yJOqgJkr8h Watford Bedfordshire, UK.
Perfect weather for creamfield 2015 @ Travelodge Hotel - Warrington Lowton https://t.co/zyLlainte1 Warrington United Kingdom.
Can you find Walsall on the map? Just try it at http://t.co/qsFqwOlk3g #Walsall Walsall .
#Wakefield #Weather Temp:15.8°C, Wind:0.5mph, Pressure:1010.9 & Falling slowly, Rain today:4.2mm, Forecast:Fairly fine, showers likely Wakefield Tingley, Wakefield. .
My life in one photo!!! #goals #benthornton #obey #nike #grey #green #apple #keys @ Truro, Cornwall https://t.co/UT69Jge7WV Truro plymouth .
Good week :) @ Torquay https://t.co/Auq1TjPjJK Torquay England.
The Big (voice) Interview: #Tewkesbury town crier Mike Kean-Price http://t.co/uPbF7PmlkW #Gloucestershire http://t.co/AicXtmBFBd Tewkesbury Gloucestershire (Glos), UK.
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.