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.

@BaconGymerGamer we have one in Ashford now :-) Ashford Ashford.
Arbroath News Graduated with honours: 21-year-old Caley Mcintosh is way ahead of the pack after graduating wit... http://t.co/agjwlhSsCq Arbroath Arbroath, Angus Scotland.
does anyone else get your days muddled during the #schoolhoildays?, http://t.co/5SwOQiqhcW Andover Andover, Hants.
At least Nathaniel Clyne is still at #saintsfc. I just won the UCL and and Prem Lge double with him as right-back in my Altrincham team Altrincham England.
@renault_uk went to aldershot dealer to ask how to disable alarm for ferry crossing. #usless Aldershot Guildford.
Aberdeen! We're coming for you on the 8th of August! https://t.co/jeFsLhqWvh Aberdeen Dundee.
@BenParker90 are you heading to Yeovil any time soon..? Yeovil UK.
@wrexham ahh yes, I forgot wrexham needed another pound shop! #facepalm Wrexham Buckley.
LIVE FROM WOODSIDE ROAD REBELS LINE UP: Fagan, Piper(C), Henlon, Freeman, Cody, Kilner, Bugiel, Berry, Simmonds, Pope, Dawes #COMEONUREBELS Worthing Worthing, West Sussex, England.
So, after a fabulous #MateDate in Wimbledon, I get the train home to Worcester Park. Only to cross platforms and... https://t.co/guF7GvzMfA Worcester London.
Travel Update - Traffic light failure on Hagley Road West at the Wolverhampton Road jct. Approach with care or AVOID! Wolverhampton Birmingham,UK.
WOKINGHAM: Severe weather warning for Reading, Bracknell and Wokingham from Met Office http://t.co/joH5wB6xkc #Berkshire Wokingham Berkshire, UK.
“@bobbyboyAFCB: On my way back from london SWT currently at Woking. Travelling #firstclass aka @geoffzzzzzz”.... http://t.co/ISxlBPKzay Woking Southbourne beach, Bournemouth.
POPPY Slat + Pepper Mini Schnauzer REUNITED http://t.co/85Y0VOdMXY #Welney #Wisbech Safe home. Wisbech United Kingdom.
It's the summer holidays! Bring your family along for a meal with us! #winchester #pub #summer ☀️☀️ Winchester Winchester.
My sister wants to buy a new car and we had to drive from Manchester to Wigan Wigan Manchester.
Halton residents urged to save lives and give blood: A BLOOD donor session is being held in Widnes on Tuesday,... http://t.co/GS8UeRJccY Widnes Cheshire, England.
@itvnews @LucyWeather we've had nothing but sun and clouds in Weymouth, Dorset Weymouth Dorset.
#Crazy #Mouse #Terrifying @ Weston-super-Mare Seafront http://t.co/5rpejauXEG Weston-super-Mare Moseley, Birmingham.
@AlexNeilSNP campaigning for a Yes vote in Whinhall today for a Scotland free from Westminster's cuts agenda #indyref http://t.co/NH5K3I5q0Q Westminster North Lanarkshire.
Wellingborough Library: make your own Yeti mask Sunday 10 August (1:15-2pm) #SummerReadingChallenge http://t.co/2N3e693hWu Wellingborough Northamptonshire, UK.
This is still on by the way. #Watford fans the drama is not over and QPR & Leicester still have an accepted offer in place. Wages hold up. Watford UK.
I go on Odeon website to get tickets for 1D film&pick Odeon Warrington then I press get tickets-pick ur cinema and it isn't there anymore??? Warrington Cheshire, England, UK.
@The1884Ram pay extra to have them on is what I meant. So they're plain shirts. Walsall Walsall.
#Wakefield #Weather Temp:26.7°C, Wind:1.0mph, Pressure:1012.4 & Falling slowly, Rain today:0.00mm, Forecast:Showery, bright intervals Wakefield Tingley, Wakefield. IO93FR.
Cornwall Sports Partnership will be at Be Active Truro all week to help you try different activities. #MakeYourMove Truro Truro.
HELP! Can anyone help with lending a community group some 3" hydrant hose for this evening in Torquay? This would... http://t.co/8loPaokeF1 Torquay Torquay.
This weekend five Columbans are speaking in parishes in Amesbury, Bristol, Tewkesbury, Harrogate and Tadcaster.http://t.co/yEy6dvlfQs Tewkesbury Solihull, West Midlands UK.
@LiamTWiiN @OMGitsAliA Dayum dude, there's not a cloud in the sky by me in Tamworth :/ Tamworth England, UK.
@JonClyneCD thanks for the follow #friends Taunton Taunton, Somerset.

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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