List of cities in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of cities in the United Kingdom, as of 2013. It lists those places that have been granted city status by letters patent or royal charter.

There are a number of cities in the British overseas territories, such as Jamestown;[1] these are however not part of the United Kingdom.

City County Year granted city status Population
Aberdeen Aberdeenshire 1891 189,120
Armagh Armagh 1994 59,340 (2011)
Bangor Caernarfonshire time immemorial 14,875 (2010)
Bath Somerset time immemorial 83,992
Belfast Antrim 1888 280,962 (2011)
Birmingham Warwickshire 1889 1,092,330 (2013)
Bradford Yorkshire 1897 522,452 (2011)
Brighton and Hove Sussex 2000 273,369 (2011)
Bristol Gloucestershire 1542 428,234 (2011)
Cambridge Cambridgeshire 1951 123,867 (2011)
Canterbury Kent time immemorial 151,145 (2011)
Cardiff Glamorgan 1905 346,090 (2011)
Carlisle Cumberland 1158 107,524 (2011)
Chelmsford Essex 2012 168,310 (2011)
Chester Cheshire 1541 90,925
Chichester Sussex time immemorial 25,749 (2010)
Coventry Warwickshire time immemorial 316,915 (2011)
Derby Derbyshire 1977 248,752 (2011)
Dundee Angus 1889 153,990
Durham Durham time immemorial 94,375 (2011)
Ely Cambridgeshire time immemorial 20,240 (2010)
Edinburgh Midlothian 1329 (royal burgh) 468,720
Exeter Devon time immemorial 117,773 (2011)
Glasgow Lanarkshire 1492 (royal burgh) 589,900
Gloucester Gloucestershire 1541 121,688 (2011)
Hereford Herefordshire time immemorial 58,896 (2011)
Inverness Inverness-shire 2000 57,960
Kingston upon Hull Yorkshire 1897 256,406 (2011)
Lancaster Lancashire 1937 138,375 (2011)
Leeds Yorkshire 1893 751,485 (2011)
Leicester Leicestershire 1919 329,839 (2011)
Lichfield Staffordshire time immemorial 31,068 (2010)
Lincoln Lincolnshire time immemorial 93,541 (2011)
Lisburn Antrim 2002 120,165 (2011)
Liverpool Lancashire 1880 466,415 (2011)
City of London Middlesex time immemorial 7,375 (2011)
Londonderry Londonderry 1604 107,877 (2011)
Manchester Lancashire 1853 503,127 (2011)
Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland 1882 280,177 (2011)
Newport Monmouthshire 2002 145,736 (2011)
Newry Armagh 2002 27,433
Norwich Norfolk time immemorial 132,512 (2011)
Nottingham Nottinghamshire 1897 305,680 (2011)
Oxford Oxfordshire 1542 151,906 (2011)
Perth Perthshire 2012 45,770
Peterborough Northamptonshire 1541 183,631 (2011)
Plymouth Devon 1928 256,384 (2011)
Portsmouth Hampshire 1926 205,056 (2011)
Preston Lancashire 2002 140,202 (2011)
Ripon Yorkshire 1836 17,193 (2010)
Rochester Kent 1211 27,000 (2001)
Salford Lancashire 1926 233,933 (2011)
Salisbury Wiltshire 1227 39,896 (2010)
Sheffield Yorkshire 1893 552,698 (2011)
Southampton Hampshire 1964 236,882 (2011)
St Albans Hertfordshire 1877 140,644 (2011)
St Asaph Flintshire 2012 3,444 (2010)
St David's Pembrokeshire 1994 1,661 (2010)
Stirling
Stirlingshire 2002 34,790
Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire 1925 249,008 (2011)
Sunderland Durham 1992 275,506 (2011)
Swansea Glamorgan 1969 239,023 (2011)
Truro Cornwall 1877 19,382 (2010)
Wakefield Yorkshire 1888 325,837 (2011)
Wells Somerset 1205 10,491 (2010)
Westminster Middlesex 1540 219,396 (2011)
Winchester Hampshire time immemorial 116,595 (2011)
Wolverhampton Staffordshire 2000 249,470 (2011)
Worcester Worcestershire time immemorial 98,768 (2011)
York Yorkshire time immemorial 198,051 (2011)

See also

References

  1. The St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Constitution Order 2009 "...and declared Jamestown to be a city called the “City of James Town”" (Schedule Preamble)