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All 50k+ Cities in the United Kingdom with a Map

Can you name all the CITIES AND TOWNS in the United Kingdom with a population of at least 50,000?
Source: City Population, 2020 estimate
City proper population except for #1 which includes metropolitan boroughs
Did we mention this includes towns?
Quiz by Vicky
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Last updated: November 1, 2021
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First submittedJuly 12, 2020
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East Midlands
472,897
Leicester
320,536
Nottingham
264,430
Derby
230,070
Northampton
107,434
Lincoln
89,466
Chesterfield
83,043
Mansfield
68,653
Loughborough
62,042
Corby
60,987
Kettering
54,543
Beeston
53,502
Wellingborough
50,957
Carlton
50,412
Swadlincote
50,207
West Bridgford
 
 
East of England
222,043
Luton
199,245
Norwich
184,708
Southend-on-Sea
179,349
Peterborough
149,155
Cambridge
147,851
Ipswich
142,084
Watford
140,027
Colchester
119,468
Chelmsford
118,145
Basildon
103,458
Hemel Hempstead
99,475
Rayleigh
94,371
Stevenage
93,767
Bedford
88,448
St Albans
87,420
Harlow
76,563
Grays
73,976
Lowestoft
55,502
Brentwood
53,661
Clacton-on-Sea
51,248
Welwyn Garden City
 
 
Greater London
9,088,994
London
 
 
North East England
290,688
Newcastle upon Tyne
177,609
Middlesbrough
174,869
Sunderland
122,239
Gateshead
93,417
Darlington
90,123
Hartlepool
84,318
Stockton-on-Tees
76,807
South Shields
69,770
Tynemouth
67,046
Washington
56,920
Durham
 
 
North West England
589,774
Liverpool
567,334
Manchester
206,385
Bolton
172,330
Warrington
145,879
Birkenhead
145,007
Blackpool
138,025
Sale
125,983
Salford
121,475
Blackburn
114,511
Rochdale
112,284
Stockport
109,179
Oldham
107,673
Wigan
105,454
St Helens
100,095
Preston
93,905
Southport
87,881
Chester
83,785
Burnley
80,120
Bury
75,002
Crewe
74,536
Carlisle
73,596
Atherton
68,874
Bamber Bridge
64,670
Widnes
62,479
Runcorn
62,334
Ellesmere Port
60,992
Wallasey
58,478
Bebington
56,266
Altrincham
56,125
Macclesfield
52,985
Bootle
52,935
Lancaster
Northern Ireland
337,200
Belfast
85,300
Derry/Londonderry
71,400
Craigavon
67,500
Newtownabbey
63,400
Bangor
 
 
Scotland
632,330
Glasgow
506,560
Edinburgh
198,410
Aberdeen
148,280
Dundee
77,250
Paisley
75,110
East Kilbride
57,020
Livingston
54,640
Dunfermline
54,390
Hamilton
50,180
Kirkcaldy
 
 
South East England
270,333
Southampton
248,748
Portsmouth
245,504
Brighton and Hove
228,471
Reading
185,408
Milton Keynes
164,793
Slough
161,662
Oxford
123,317
High Wycombe
120,425
Maidstone
115,319
Worthing
115,111
Basingstoke
114,603
Eastbourne
111,983
Crawley
108,785
Gillingham
107,493
Woking
93,430
Hastings
90,939
Aylesbury
88,094
Guildford
86,179
Bracknell
84,150
Eastleigh
80,596
Chatham
75,669
Ashford
73,209
Gosport
70,263
Bognor Regis
69,502
Walton-on-Thames
68,128
Maidenhead
66,926
Rochester
65,339
Margate
64,770
Farnborough
64,495
Canterbury
61,427
Royal Tunbridge Wells
59,388
Littlehampton
59,162
Aldershot
58,575
Gravesend
54,984
Ewell
54,130
Folkestone
53,851
Sittingbourne
52,336
Esher
51,366
Horsham
51,094
Shoreham-by-Sea
South West England
580,199
Bristol
240,297
Plymouth
198,582
Bournemouth
192,923
Swindon
159,759
Poole
148,167
Gloucester
127,709
Exeter
116,819
Cheltenham
105,730
Bath
88,244
Weston-super-Mare
71,621
Filton
67,345
Paignton
63,915
Taunton
57,078
Christchurch
55,212
Weymouth
51,320
Torquay
 
 
Wales
356,425
Cardiff
185,033
Swansea
137,563
Newport
61,259
Wrexham
58,486
Barry
51,581
Neath
 
 
West Midlands
1,159,888
Birmingham
388,793
Coventry
278,365
Stoke-on-Trent
221,754
Wolverhampton
153,143
Telford
128,342
Solihull
107,108
Sutton Coldfield
101,816
Worcester
91,334
Nuneaton
85,040
Dudley
83,208
Redditch
79,527
Newcastle-under-Lyme
79,157
West Bromwich
78,582
Burton upon Trent
77,285
Rugby
77,144
Shrewsbury
74,100
Tamworth
73,719
Walsall
71,424
Stafford
71,228
Cannock
65,083
Stourbridge
64,037
Hereford
60,010
Halesowen
57,912
Royal Leamington Spa
57,828
Kidderminster
54,031
Smethwick
53,497
Willenhall
52,408
Bloxwich
50,969
Kingswinford
 
 
Yorkshire and the Humber
557,039
Sheffield
516,298
Leeds
368,485
Bradford
287,705
Kingston upon Hull
172,607
Huddersfield
164,934
York
117,254
Doncaster
111,158
Rotherham
108,901
Wakefield
99,642
Barnsley
93,071
Halifax
88,105
Grimsby
84,027
Scunthorpe
83,228
Batley
74,159
Harrogate
67,313
Dewsbury
61,866
Scarborough
53,718
Keighley
16 Comments
+1
Level 78
Jul 12, 2020
Great quiz, must have taken a while to make. 5 stars and a nomination from me!
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Level 81
Nov 1, 2021
But why not include towns in the title? JetPunk never learns!
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Level 55
Nov 1, 2021
To be consistent with the series.
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Level 75
Nov 1, 2021
The boundary between a city and a town is rather vague, and since you can pretty much get what the quiz is about, I see no point in your argument.
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Level 55
Nov 1, 2021
More like commenters like you never seem to learn when nitpicking isn't a necessity.
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Level 81
Nov 2, 2021
@lluvbread123: This is exactly the point. In many countries the distinction between a town and a city is not a clear one, or an important one. In the UK, it's 100% clear: a town has either been awarded city status or it hasn't. There is absolutely zero room for doubt. The distinction is deeply rooted in the culture, going back millennia - and as a result (though I quite understand this may seem ridiculous) people care very much about it. There are decades-long campaigns for city status (e.g. Southend); on the other hand, some towns (e.g. Cheltenham) are proud of remaining so and fiercely resist the prospect of city status which they fear would ruin their character.

@Dekkie: See above. In many countries, this would be a nitpicky / overly pedantic point (although there's a case that on a site like JetPunk, that shouldn't necessarily rule it out). But in the UK, and to the people of the UK (and yes, you may consider this absurd), it isn't.

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Level 48
Nov 2, 2021
The description says, in bold, underlined letters, CITIES AND TOWNS.
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Level 80
Nov 1, 2021
Some of these seem a bit spurious. Looking up Littlehampton - pop <28k, Filton <11k

Obviously different info sources differ vastly which makes it difficult.

I like the idea though - thanks

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Level 93
Nov 2, 2021
And Ewell which is a small village instead of the larger town of Epsom next to it. Neither has more than 50,000 (they are part of the same administrative area.
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Level 83
Nov 2, 2021
Really feel like people living in the south-east have the upper hand here, and people living in rural Yorkshire... really don't. Hehe I need to learn my British geography
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Level 68
Nov 2, 2021
Please allow just Stockton as nobody calls it Stockton-on-Tees
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Level 86
May 25, 2023
See also Hemel, Wycombe, Newcastle (the smaller one)...
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Level 80
Nov 2, 2021
Good idea for a quiz and well done for doing it but it seems an inconsistent selection of places which make it quite hard to guess many of them, even if you come from the UK. As an example, Filton is really now just a suburb of Bristol (and a distinct parish with a population of 11,285 in 2020). I'm actually doing this quiz from Filton right now so am familiar with its geography. The 71,621 figure quoted includes other suburbs of Bristol.

Similarly, Lowestoft is included with the population for its 'Urban Area' of 73,976 (though the town of Lowestoft is listed as 48.974 in the source). However nearby Great Yarmouth (Urban Area 65,978) is not listed.

It may be better to do what has been done for London on this map and include the suburbs within the population figure of the urban area of a town/city (e.g. Filton as part of Bristol). I'm sure this will remove many inconsistencies.

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Level 65
Apr 20, 2023
Very good. Thanks for all your efforts. Nominated. Very minor quibble: suggest Clacton is sufficient with the on sea bit. Thanks again.
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Level 58
Apr 20, 2023
Great quiz,

5 stars + nomination, this should be featured!

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Level 75
Nov 24, 2023
Winchester is missing (population over 127,000)