TOP 10 LARGEST CITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM , ENGLAND MEASURED BY THE MOST POPULATION

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Top 10 Largest Cities of Great Britain

Great Britain is an island, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. It consists of three major areas: England (South), Scotland (North) and Wales (West). Together with Northern Ireland, located on the northeastern part of the western Irish island, they form the United Kingdom. In total, about 64 million people live in the United Kingdom. A vast majority of residents live in England, more than 53 million. Here are also the most major cities. This is the top 10 list of the largest British cities, measured by the population.

10. Leicester

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With 330,000 inhabitants, Leicester is at number 10 of this list. The historic city is central to England in the East Midlands region on the Soar River. It borders the National Forest park. Most people know the name Leicester from the football world. The club Leicester City surprised in 2016 friend and foe by winning the Premier League.

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9. Bristol

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Bristol has more than 410,000 inhabitants. The city is located on the west coast of England, at the mouth of the Lower Avon River. Bristol is an important international port city. Many wines are exported from the port. The city is also known for its aircraft industry. The Bristol Aeroplane Company built the very famous Concorde. In addition, Bristol has a major manufacturer of hot air balloons and glass.Bristol has been appointed a governing county, which is a unique status in England. In the old city center is a well-known university. Although Bristol has suffered in World War II, there is nowhere much to be seen.

8. Leeds

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In northern England is Leeds, a city with over 440,000 inhabitants. Leeds is located on the Aire River in the Yorkshire region. In a long time, Leeds was known for its wool industry. Now it is an important center of trade and higher education. The well-known University of Leeds is located in the center of the city. Together with West Bradford, Leeds has an airport: Leeds Bradford International Airport.

7. Manchester

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There are more than 452,000 inhabitants in Manchester. The north-west of England is known for its well-known two football clubs: Manchester United and Manchester City FC. In addition, Manchester is a textile city. In the Second World War, Manchester was heavily hit by bombs, where many people lost their lives and a large part of the historic downtown was destroyed, including the famous Manchester Cathedral. It has taken 20 years to restore it to old glory. Manchester was also hit by attacks by Irish Republicans. A well-known attack was the attack in June 1996 near a department store, where many injured fell. Again, the city suffered a lot of damage. Despite this, Manchester still has many beautiful historic buildings. There are also many famous pop bands from Manchester, such as The Bee Gees, Take That and Oasis and.

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6. Liverpool

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Liverpool has over 468,000 inhabitants and is located in northwestern England. The city borders the River Mersey. It is next to a city also a district of Merseyside County. Liverpool has traditionally been an important port city. It was known for trade to Ireland, mainland Europe and the Caribbean. There was also a lot of transatlantic slave trade. The city is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site with the part of Liverpool that surrounds the old harbor area. Now Liverpool is much more a tourist city. This has been achieved in particular by the famous Mersey Beat bands The Beatles and Gerry & the Pacemakers.Liverpool is also known for two major football clubs, both playing in the English Premier League. It is about Everton FC and Liverpool FC. Since 2008, Liverpool has been named the cultural capital of Europe.

5. Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and has more than 477,000 inhabitants. The city is located on the east coast of Scotland. Here is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. Although Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, it is not the largest city in the country, which is Glasgow (the number 3 of this list). Edinburgh has many historical sights, but is best known for the Edinburgh Castle, a castle on a volcanic rock. In the port of Edinburgh lakes cruise ships. A well-known tourist attraction is the international Edinburgh festival, which takes place every summer in the summer. Here are various music, dance, opera and theater performances of world-renowned artists and ensembles. Also, a famous military music parade in Edinburgh is held every August. Around New Year, it’s a big party in the city, no less than four days long. Then the Hogmanay festival takes place with many concerts and of course great fireworks.

4. Sheffield

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In Sheffield, more than 555,000 inhabitants live. The city is named after the river that runs through the city, namely the Sheaf. Sheffield is in the middle of England, a bit northern. Sheffield has traditionally been known for its steel production. Now it is an important service center with a number of banks.Sheffield is located in the valley of the River Don and some tributaries. It is remarkable that Sheffield has a lot of nature, 61% of the city. One third of the city is in a National Park, the Peak District National Park. Sheffield also has over 250 forests, parks and gardens with about 2 million trees. This is the city with the most trees per inhabitant.

3. Glasgow

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The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow, has over 578,000 inhabitants. This city is one of the most important trade and industrial cities. In the port of Glasgow a large-scale extermination took place, which means that large ships can now be found in the port. Glasgow is not a historic city, it only has a few old buildings. This is because the city largely originates from the last two decades. The city of Glasgow is visited by tourists who want to explore the west of Scotland. In the vicinity of Glasgow, iron ore and coal take place, which contributes to the economic prosperity of the city.

2. Birmingham

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In Birmingham, more than 1 million inhabitants live. This means that Birmingham is ranked No. 2 in this top 10. In addition to a city, Birmingham is also a district, located in the English county of West Midlands, in the middle of England. Traditionally, Birmingham is the center of the British metal industry. Now the city is the center of the service sector. Many high-rise offices are located above the city. Birmingham is also called ‘Brum’. This name is derived from the ancient name Brummagem and the inhabitants, called ‘Brummies’. Many tourists visit the city every year. It is mostly known as a good shopping city. But there is also plenty to do in the field of culture and sports, such as football (Aston Villa and Birmingham City), athletics (European Championships) and Autosport (Birmingham Grand Prix).

1. London

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In the capital of England, London, more than 7.5 million inhabitants live. The city is located in the south-east of the country and belongs to the four world cities (next to Paris, Tokyo and New York). This status has the city because it is very rich in politics, economics and culture. London has four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the famous Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster. In addition, it has many other historic buildings, squares, parks, museums and shopping streets. All this makes the city a very popular place for tourists. (Also check out our top 10 things to do in London ).

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