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UK Geography on the Map

Can you name the 25 counties (and council), lochs, bays, islands, cities and football towns on the map of the United Kingdom?
"Football towns" are cities with one or more major football (soccer) team.
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Last updated: April 21, 2022
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Counties
Aberdeen
Cornwall
Derry / Londonderry
Swansea
North Yorkshire
Islands
Anglesey
Isle of Man
Isle of Wight
Lewis and Harris
Skye
Cities
Glasgow
Belfast
Birmingham
Bristol
London
Bays and Lakes
Firth of Forth
Loch Ness
Lough Neagh
Moray Firth
Morecambe
Football Towns
Cardiff
Leicester
Liverpool
Manchester
Newcastle
20 Comments
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Level 31
Apr 12, 2017
Interesting quiz, but Swansea isn't really a county and you have Birmingham too close to the Welsh Border...
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2017
Disagree on the Swansea front: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/
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Level 60
Apr 9, 2020
swansea city and swansea county are different things:)
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Level 65
Apr 13, 2017
Surely the "Football Towns" are all just cities anyway?
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2017
Basically they are cities with one or more major football team.
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Level 82
Jul 3, 2021
And all the 'cities' listed also have one or more major football team. It seems to be completely random which category each place has been assigned to.
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Level 46
Jul 3, 2021
Newcastle only has one football team.
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Level 60
Jan 4, 2023
as do Leicester and Cardiff (which is any fule no is really a rugby city)
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2017
It's *Lough* Neagh. Also, not sure about Cardiff being a football town (ahead of Birmingham and especially Glasgow and London), and Leicester are a bit of a one-year wonder.

Might also want to accept Kernow for Cornwall and Ynys Mon (I think) for Anglesey.

But good quiz - nice mix of easy and not-so-easy

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Level 47
Apr 26, 2017
That's Aberdeenshire. Aberdeen City is the small area inside
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Level 71
Sep 10, 2020
Birmingham is in the wrong place. It should be a little south of Leicester, and closer than halfway from Leicester to the Welsh border. What you have on there is more like where Shrewsbury is.
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Level 65
Jul 3, 2021
Good quiz thanks. Agree with comments above re Birmingham and also use of the term football TOWNS is a bit deceptive as they are all cities (I wasted a bit of time until I realised what you had done)...but, again, thanks for a good quiz.
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Level 49
Jul 3, 2021
Please accept Isle of Harris and Lewis and Isle of Skye...
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Level 74
Jan 3, 2023
I'd argue that none of Cardiff, Leicester or Newcastle have more than one major football team. Sheffield however does but isn't included
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Level 67
Jan 3, 2023
Birmingham too close to welsh border
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Level 75
Jan 3, 2023
Nice quiz, with a lot of potential. I agree with the comments about Birmingham and the rather arbitrary cities vs. football towns categorisations. Maybe "University towns" (Oxford/Cambridge/St Andrews?) could be a less controversial category. Glasgow feels a bit too far west, too.

One other thing, the Moray Firth is generally defined as the whole triangle of sea with John o' Groats in its north, Fraserburgh in the south east, and Inverness in the south west. See this map:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Moray_Firth_topo.png

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Level 68
Jan 3, 2023
I tried Birmingham and was surprised it was correct, it doesn't seem to be in the right place! Should be more in the middle?
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Level 47
Jan 14, 2023
Birmingham is too close to wales
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Level 80
May 5, 2023
The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom but is a crown dependency - also entering Manchester fills in Man so you might want to remove that island. As others have said Birmingham is in the wrong place and the map shows Aberdeenshire, not Aberdeen. I'd also suggest that Swansea is typically associated with the city so you might want to pick a different county.
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Level 60
Jun 22, 2023
Why is Birmingham in Shrewsbury