Click here to visit our new homepage projectbritain.com
 
 
This site uses cookies. See our Cookie Policy for information
Follow me on Twitter
 
What is the population of Britain's major cities ?








There are currently sixty-six officially designated cities in the UK, fifty of which are in England.

London, the capital of England and the UK, occupies over 620 square miles and is the most populous city in the European Union, with over 7 million residents. It is also one of the European Union’s most densely settled areas: only Copenhagen, Brussels and Paris are more densely populated.

Birmingham, in the industrial Midlands, has a population of 976,400 and is England's second largest city.

The information below has been taken from the 2001 Census. A census of the British population has been taken every 10 years since 1801. The next census will be in 2011.

Last updated November 2008

Rank City Where found
Area
Population
( 2001 Census)
1
London England 1,580 km² (620 mi²) 7,172,091
2
Birmingham England 283 km² (109 mi²) 970,892
3
Leeds England 552 km² 715,404
4
Glasgow Scotland 177 km² (68 mi²) 577,869
5
Sheffield England   513,234
6
Bradford England   467,665
7
Edinburgh Scotland 260 km² (100 mi²) 448,624
8
Liverpool England   439,477
9
Manchester England   392,819
10
Bristol England   380,615
11
Cardiff Wales   305,353
12
Coventry England 97 km² (37 mi²) 300,848
13
Leicester England   279,921
14
Belfast Northern Ireland   276,459
15
Nottingham England 75 km² (29 mi²). 266,988
16
Newcastle on Tyne England   259,000
17
Kingston upon Hull England   243,589
18
Plymouth England   240,720
19
Stoke-on-Trent England   240,636
20
Wolverhampton England 69 km² (27 mi²) 236,582
21
Derby England   221,708

 

back to the top
Events and special days in the UK
British Life
Pooh down the River Thames

email© Copyright Mandy Barrow 2013- please read
All the materials on these pages are free for homework and classroom use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place the content of this page on any other website or blog without written permission from Mandy Barrow.
www.mandybarrow.com

© Copyright Mandy Barrow 2013

Google PlusFollow Project BritainTwitterFollow Mandy Barrow on Twitter

Mandy is the creator of the Woodlands Resources section of the Woodlands Junior website. 
The two websites projectbritain.com and primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk are the new homes for the Woodlands Resources.

Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.