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.
@GlassboyBob We are home to King's Lynn. How ut you? King's Lynn Merseyside, England, UK.
Another good #sittingvolleyball GP in Kettering with Canterbury Wyverns. Lost 1-2, 1-2, 0-2 but great team play. http://t.co/SSWDuwhhX1 Kettering Canterbury.
When I want you in my arms #baby #nostalgia #goon @ Kendal http://t.co/u5a7939ntx Kendal Kingdom of Heaven.
@STBwrites Keighley? A pleasure?? Never thought I'd hear those words together lol. Yeah I were there in 06.....actually been there 20yrs. Keighley keighley, w yorks.
We have #vans for hire to ltd companies from small @PeugeotUK Partners to 4m @MBUKVans Sprinters plus a selection of cars #suffolkhour Ipswich ipswich.
#Quality but found another @FiveGuysUK in #london #Oxfordcircus We need this in #Inverness Inverness inverness.
Looking forward to a full days training followed by an assessment with James from Ilkeston. All will be good :-) Ilkeston Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire.
"@WTWildcatsRL: Our Academy game against Huddersfield Giants tomorrow has been cancelled due to the weather #wtw" Huddersfield castlefrod,west yorkshire.
Spice lounge , Bombay palace , Mr India amd Eat thai in High Wycombe 3days.Who said January is a hard month to close? Not for me i guess :) High Wycombe London.
Open tomorrow from 7:30am. #Barberlife #britishmasterbarbers #bmb #menshair #MUKhairproducts #hertford… http://t.co/Hdl30shBuS Hertford hertford.
Biggest ever cup shocks 1 Hereford v Newcastle. 2 Colchester v Leeds. 3 Sutton v Coventry. 4 Chelsea v Bradford Hereford Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
What Can I Do Featuring Ali Love by Secondcity is #nowplaying in Fit4less Hemel Hempstead, Hemel Hempstead. Hemel Hempstead Richmond, Surrey, UK.
HAVANT: Scores of budding entrepreneurs get boost they need http://t.co/XIjibzXQAi #Havant #Hampshire Havant Hampshire, UK.
Yvette Cooper meets 100 people at a public meeting in Hastings on immigration but ignores all their bigoted concerns http://t.co/gi84afDsqL Hastings .
TICKETS BOOKED! @thevaccines #2015tour #handsome #Hartlepool Hartlepool .
Early meeting with the lovely people @StrayFM this morning! Hopefully some exciting opportunities in the pipeline! #harrogate #yorkshire Harrogate UK.
#HolocaustRememberanceDay @halifax Minster http://t.co/YctwkT9IZ0 Halifax Calderdale.
My boys💜🙊 @ Guildford http://t.co/8VZ1yELuT9 Guildford Coreo for life❤️.
@CBeebiesHQ iggle and charlie in great Yarmouth http://t.co/JUGA14Eujw Great Yarmouth Kingswinford.
Knackered now. Been hunting out areas to live with @PaoloDiggler - Dartford,Greenhithe, Gravesend, Swanscombe, Crayford - been a busy day Gravesend Beckenham.
Enjoyable 3.5 mile run today along #Gloucester canal. Good to get out of the office & stretch the legs, even in a hail storm! 🏃 @UKRunChat Gloucester Gloucester.
@twinatlantic @falloutboy tell them to come to Glasgow. Ye know for the bantz Glasgow Scotland.
“@thespacearts: Power to the people! @ruthmackenzie on audiences and cultural choice @sage_gateshead tomorrow #15 http://t.co/JSmZFs94p2” Gateshead Amsterdam & London .
@SportsPeteO any gillingham transfer news Gillingham kent..
Temp 2.7°C WChill -1.0°C Wind 9.2mph Gust 15.2mph Dir SW Rain 1.8mm Humid 66% Pressure 1002.1mb Falling #Kent #Folkestone Folkestone Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent UK.
Had an interesting day today.... Night all x (@ Home in Near Farnham Royal, Slough) https://t.co/ieF8ntQqHR Farnham Slough.
FAREHAM: Meeting will question top officer over cuts http://t.co/XAqLg7Tkwg #Hampshire #Fareham Fareham Hampshire, UK.
Enjoyed this weeks @WeHaveNoCares good reflection on the Falkirk game. Only thing left to say I guess is #SteveCrawford Falkirk Edinburgh, Scotland.
I'm at @Cheshire_Oaks Designer Outlet in Ellesmere Port, South Wirral w/ @simpleboy00 https://t.co/lNwbmcYxg0 Ellesmere Port بلد قائد الأنسانية..♡.
Can't wait for the #creativity & #ideas exchange that is @TEDxExeter... Fab for #Exeter... 'Great ideas don't know boundaries of time'.... Exeter Exeter.
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.