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.

Felled this horrible snapped Poplar today! #treesurgeon #stirling http://t.co/cfBeF1Wars Stirling .
I'm at @NandosUk in Stevenage https://t.co/bQXaIRwJ7d Stevenage Cambridge.
Are you free on August 4th at 10.15am? ....join us for the Stalybridge in Bloom judging and a free… https://t.co/iGjpempPQG Stalybridge Stalybridge, Cheshire.
@ChiaraTomaini beautiful xxx Stafford Lincoln.
@Mciver_23 @freeSimonJames no way are you moving St.Austell HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA St Austell snapchat: matt.doyleee.
Car stolen outside St Albans home http://t.co/4AdQzJRRGJ #StAlbans #Harpenden http://t.co/Ma1dgPhyIM St Albans St Albans UK.
Great training today at lucios in southport. Hard rolls with conditioning at the end. Room full of… https://t.co/1tICO3Ndwj Southport North wales. Great Britain.
Chilling at the park with the kids. (@ Priory Park in Southend-on-Sea, Essex) https://t.co/JaRFjeug7M http://t.co/clZUrvV46J Southend-on-Sea Essex UK.
Scorpio Rising by Death In Vegas is #nowplaying in Shooting Star, Southampton. Download it now at http://t.co/v1iRAGxOtg Southampton Richmond, Surrey, UK.
I'm at Tyne Dock Metro Station - @my_metro in South Shields https://t.co/dCWtG53HUZ South Shields South Shields.
I'm at Reckitt Benckiser PLC in Slough, Berkshire https://t.co/cMrztnHzdR Slough London.
Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle is #nowplaying in Lyndon, Solihull. Download it now at http://t.co/JW0ad0R52B Solihull Richmond, Surrey, UK.
You Can't Hurry Love by The Supremes is #nowplaying in Shrewsbury Arms, Chester. Download it now at http://t.co/OeNFJxeqEi Shrewsbury Richmond, Surrey, UK.
Be mentored by a Sheffield Graduate! Register your interest: http://t.co/Ndp3vw4kTN Sheffield Sheffield.
😄 @ Sevenoaks https://t.co/lImSRzqFOT Sevenoaks kent england.
I'm at The Giant Bellflower (Wetherspoon) - @jdwtweet in Selby, West Yorkshire https://t.co/Di5HknzZlp Selby York/Aberdeen.
15:00 #Scarborough Temp 13.7°C Dew 9.3°C Max 14.3°C (14:01) Min 9.3°C (05:31) Wind 13mph (27) NNW Rain 2.0mm Hum 75% Scarborough Scarborough, England.
"Enlightenment" at Salisbury Cathedral. Best viewed after dark but still VERY cool during the day… https://t.co/GfyQJWqBgb Salisbury .
All company meeting (@ On the 7th - @membersonthe7th in Salford, Greater Manchester w/ @samru) https://t.co/sHLRhHqISn Salford Manchester.
Building Fire – Ryde Avenue, Nuneaton – Two crews Nuneaton attended http://t.co/FmBtGlzY99 #Warwickshire Ryde Warwickshire (Warks), UK.
Well worth a nicker! #WorldwideCashandCarry #Rochdale Stuffed peppers tonight http://t.co/gbPg3kfiaT Rochdale US: 53.557795,-2.200943.
I'm at The Royal Priors Shopping Centre in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire https://t.co/YSgxHJAOkK Royal Leamington Spa .
Just set up giant screens in Calais and show pictures of Birkenhead and Rhyl on a loop . #migrants Rhyl the Wirral Cheshire .
Sex on the beach in a blue lagoon with a pina colada #boilermaker @ Boilermaker, Nottingham https://t.co/7QewPGu9Zi Nottingham Nottingham, UK.
Lover, Come Back To Me by Barbra Streisand is #nowplaying in Rose and Thistle, Reading. Download it now at http://t.co/1ygrWTBR9u Reading Richmond, Surrey, UK.
Back to the mothership... (@ Bikram Yoga Norwich) https://t.co/OjkiBllNOr Norwich norwich, uk.
MINOR A647 Stanningley By-Pass in Pudsey busy but moving at Dawsons Corner. Pudsey .
#Preston's #tides today: 8:46am LW 0.1m, 11:17am HW 4.6m, 9:07pm LW 0.1m, 11:37pm HW 5.1m #ktt http://t.co/biYEp4LnAM Preston Manchester, England.
@Sarah_Poole Spendlove won't Poole Liverpool.
New sensory garden created for Brune Park School pupils http://t.co/7952UjAgNV #Hampshire http://t.co/M1h0Xk98HK Portsmouth Hampshire, 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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