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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@Knox_Harrington Is the city killing. You? Can you see the lights of Ellesmere Port? Ellesmere Port London.
It's here! Nig SPECIAL off! Now only £26.00! #topfinds Exeter Exeter.
Twenty's Plenty at @TwentyPrincesSt. Get 2 courses & 2 drinks for £20 during #edrestaurantfest. Find out more> Edinburgh Edinburgh.
#M3 #Eastleigh Slow S/B from before J13 due to the #M27 RTC W/B at Rownhams, 2 lanes now open past the scene. Eastleigh Central Southern England.
Don't forget #EBhour tomorrow from 19:30 - 20:30 All #Eastbourne tweeters invited. Please RETWEET if you are attending. Eastbourne Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK.
Check out our picture gallery of East Kilbride Crime Prevention Panel winners East Kilbride East Kilbride.
@SouthernRailUK A big thank you to Claire the Conductor this morning on the 5:55 am from East Grinstead. East Grinstead UK.
What would you cut? Durham council asks residents to find £100m savings Commission services #localbydefault to save. Durham Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
Said I was fed up of London but after being in the City today I realise I'm just simply fed up of Ealing! I need to get out more. Ealing London.
@Michael_Arter @kevin_hurst you sound like crocodile Dundee! Call that a knife? This is a knife! Dundee Ipswich.
The Dunfermline Daily is out! Stories via @CVLibraryRetail @GlasgowHot @AvocadoSweet Dunfermline Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.
Look out @marysinclair5 @Bevlington @Aly_watson lots of ideas generated in Dumfries this morning, and everyone knows where the forms are! Dumfries iPhone: 55.947388,-3.365009.
@lavx have done. Dudley UK.
#TrafficandWeather at #PortofDover sea conditions are moderate with a moderate West Sou Westerly breeze, force 4. Visibility is good. Dover Dover, Kent, United Kingdom.
Tory MP w weak attendance record & driver of A&E closure in former hometown Dewsbury mails all his constituents: vote for my dog! #youwhat?! Dewsbury West Yorkshire.
“@1DUpdatesOnline: Louis at the stadium in Doncaster yesterday” Doncaster London.
@DailyMirror what's her nickname 'the Dartford tunnel' Dartford London.
#Croydon Politics Daily is out! Stories via @stephenjmann @CroydonTories @SteveReedMP Croydon London.
Reyt excited for Crewe away on sat😏⚽️ Crewe Rotherham.
Getting ready for #TakeAction next week with @NorthantsPolice #Corby #haveyoursay @CorbyBC Corby Corby.
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Great day at Chippenham Tumble Tots look out for the walking-2 class in the local paper. We continue our... Chippenham Bath and Wiltshire.
I'm at Essex County Cricket Club - @essexcricket in Chelmsford, Essex Chelmsford Milton Keynes.
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Derbyshire charity in Ashya King £50k donation probe: A Chesterfield charity is embroiled in a national media ... Chesterfield Ilkeston, Derbyshire, 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.

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  • Stalybridge
  • Paignton
  • Salisbury
  • Winchester
  • St Albans
  • Leatherhead
  • Scunthorpe
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Corby
  • Burnley
  • Wolverhampton
  • Sheffield
  • Stourbridge
  • Newcastle upon Tyne