The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain, is a sovereign island country located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe consisting of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - the four constituent countries. It includes the island of Great Britain, the northeast part of the island of Ireland and many small islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. The largest island, Great Britain, is linked to France by the Channel Tunnel.
Cities and Urban Areas DataEdit
London is the capital of the UK as a whole with several cities laying claim to the title "second city". The capitals of the individual countries of the UK are: Belfast (Northern Ireland), Cardiff (Wales), Edinburgh (Scotland) and London (England).
The largest towns and cities in the UK are as follows:
* above 7 million: London * around 1 million: Birmingham * above 500,000: Glasgow * 400,000 – 500,000: Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Bristol * 300,000 – 400,000: Manchester, Leicester, Coventry, Kingston upon Hull * 250,000 – 300,000: Bradford, Cardiff, Belfast, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton * 200,000 – 250,000: Nottingham, Plymouth, Southampton, Reading, Derby
The largest urban areas in the UK are as follows:
* Greater London Urban Area - 8.28 million * West Midlands conurbation - 2.28 million * Greater Manchester Urban Area - 2.24 million * West Yorkshire Urban Area - 1.50 million * Greater Glasgow - 1.17 million
Tower blocks and Residential EstatesEdit
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- Tower Blocks
- Council housing estates
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Data from Wikipedia full entry here; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK
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