Take another quiz >

Biggest Cities in the UK

Name the most populous cities in the United Kingdom.
As of the 2011 census. Population is the city population only, except for #1 which includes metropolitan boroughs
Includes cities with official city status only
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
First submittedJune 26, 2016
Last updatedApril 29, 2019
Times taken30,081
Rating4.25
4:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Population
City
8,174,000
London
1,073,045
Birmingham
751,485
Leeds
599,650
Glasgow
552,698
Sheffield
522,452
Bradford
503,127
Manchester
Population
City
476,626
Edinburgh
466,415
Liverpool
428,234
Bristol
346,090
Cardiff
333,871
Belfast
329,839
Leicester
325,837
Wakefield
Population
City
316,960
Coventry
305,680
Nottingham
280,177
Newcastle
275,506
Sunderland
273,369
Brighton & Hove
256,406
Kingston upon Hull
+8
level 57
Aug 12, 2016
Thank you Football League.
+2
level 45
Aug 12, 2016
Agreed. Without footy I'd have gotten about three. Up the Bantams!!
+1
level 16
Nov 12, 2017
Living in Australia, football league helped a tonne
+10
level 62
Aug 12, 2016
Too UK-centric
+2
level 60
Aug 14, 2016
Lol
+1
level 53
Jun 20, 2019
BuT iT iS a qUiZ oN uK cItIeS
+1
level 61
Aug 12, 2016
quite dated!
+4
level 54
Aug 12, 2016
the census only happens once every ten years, so that's the most recent one you could use
+1
level 44
Aug 12, 2016
Too UK-centric????.....its about the biggest cities in the uk....
+11
level 60
Oct 10, 2016
It's a joke, Joyce.
+3
level 52
Aug 12, 2016
Wakefield? Blimey who'd have thought it!
+2
level 74
Aug 12, 2016
Well, Wakefield Metropolitan District might have more than 300,000 inhabitants but I very much doubt that the City of Wakefield has a third of that number.
+2
level 58
Aug 15, 2016
The 'City of Wakefield' is the same as the metropolitan district. (Blame the government). So the actual settlement 'Wakefield', doesn't really have any definitive identity. For further district=city weirdness see also: Carlisle, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford. On the other hand for some places the district seems smaller than the settlement: Nottingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool etc.
+1
level 44
Aug 12, 2016
Wakefield is way smaller. It doesn't even have a decent football team so that should rule it out from being a city anyway
+1
level 56
May 30, 2017
Most of the other cities named don't have a decent football team either... ;-)
+2
level 16
Nov 12, 2017
Yeah, like Manchester and North London ;)
+1
level ∞
Aug 12, 2016
I would love to remove Wakefield, but the government says its a city and that the population of the city is 325,837. So tell the government to fix it, not me!
+7
level 68
Jun 11, 2019
I have written to my MP. We'll get it sorted right after Brexit...
+2
level 60
Aug 12, 2016
I disagree with inclusion of London. The county of Greater London, whose population you show, is NOT a city. The true City of London (the area around St. Paul's Cathedral & Bank of England) has a population of only about 7,000, and is not a part of the county. However, the county DOES include the City of Westminster, but that certainly does not make the top 20 list. So please revise.
+1
level ∞
Aug 13, 2016
Haha. This quiz used to not have London on it. The complaints were many and vociferous, and the quiz had one of the lowest ratings on the site.
+1
level 67
Aug 14, 2016
There is always one Quizmaster!
+1
level 35
Aug 12, 2016
you should add Plymouth as a 21st it had a population of 256,384 in 2011, only 22 less than Kingston!!
+5
level 76
Aug 19, 2016
Who on this Earth calls Hull "Kingston"?
+2
level 59
Aug 30, 2018
Duzza does
+1
level 52
Apr 10, 2018
I wouldn't have got Wakefield if you gave me 20 minutes
+1
level 18
Oct 5, 2018
19/20 wouldn't have said wakefield in a million years! no offence if your from there!
+1
level 34
Feb 28, 2019
Got Coventry and Brighton but forgot London. Doh.
+1
level 60
Mar 25, 2019
Why does Edinburgh not require the h but Cardiff needs the double f? bugs me every time?
+3
level ∞
Apr 29, 2019
Edinburgh will require the h now.
+1
level 68
Jun 19, 2019
Love Glasgow's coat of arms in the picture box! The bird that never flew, the tree that never grew, the bell that never rang and the fish that never swam.
+1
level 75
Jun 19, 2019
Bristol, Brighton and Edinburgh. Lovely places, the others, not so much.
+1
level 63
Jul 12, 2019
It's a pity that this won't be updated until 2021. Would you be able to use another source for the answers?
+1
level 41
Sep 7, 2019
Missed Sheffield Bradford and Cardiff