or maybe my brain just lacks oxygen..
Greater London was removed from the county system in 1965, not made as a new county.
It was, excluding the City of London, created as a county in 1997, for the purposes of the Lieutenancies Act of that year.
Edit, yep my brain clearly hasnt had enough oxygen today yet..
There's other errors in these figures too, but not as blatant as Leeds missing over a third of its population. Plus there's the 350k Wakefield missing.
A previous version of this quiz included Wakefield. The howls of protest were intense.
I don't think it's possible to find numbers that will satisfy everyone. I'd recommend emailing the owner of citypopulation.de from which we draw our data. Perhaps he or she can explain the missing subtleties.
Northampton is thankfully just too small to be on this quiz to avoid having the issue that this quiz is talking about the largest settlements, rather than cities in the UK sense.
I'd be happy with whatever dataset you use, as long as you correctly say what dataset you are using. Where I'm not completely satisfied is that you've tried to fob me off and blame the sources, and then go on to say you've changed the quiz for those outraged by facts. Why not change it to match the facts! The easiest way would be to replace 'city population' with 'built-up area population' in the description!
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