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Biggest Urban Areas in the UK Quiz

Name the most populous primary urban areas in the United Kingdom.
2011 census, except in Scotland (2001)
Last updated: September 04, 2018
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Population
City or Town
9,480,600
London
2,419,500
Birmingham
1,876,200
Manchester
1,199,629
Glasgow
829,300
Newcastle
810,000
Sheffield
787,600
Liverpool
751,500
Leeds
Population
City or Town
691,000
Bristol
671,600
Belfast
640,900
Nottingham
522,500
Bradford
520,000
Portsmouth
480,000
Leicester
465,200
Middlesbrough
423,300
Reading
Population
City or Town
422,500
Huddersfield
420,893
Edinburgh
378,800
Bournemouth
372,900
Stoke
362,100
Southampton
356,500
Preston
346,100
Cardiff
344,900
Southend
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level 41
Mar 16, 2013
As a 12 year old american, I am very proud of getting 13/24
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level 27
Jul 26, 2014
(cough) nobody cares!
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level 71
Jul 30, 2015
I care - I think he did bloody well :)
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level 33
Jul 31, 2015
So do I, well done for naming 13 from the USA
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level 47
Aug 26, 2015
I am very impressed too
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level 33
Jul 7, 2016
So am I(Eventhough I live in London)! Well Done!
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level 45
Oct 21, 2017
You cared enough to reply.
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level 68
Jul 30, 2015
Good job Casey! I hope you can do even better as a 14yo.
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level 47
Dec 30, 2015
I don't exist, don't have a computer, can't write,, have no arms, don't know what an urban area is, have never heard of the UK, am under constant mortar fire and I STILL got 10
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level 54
Dec 11, 2018
Well done Greenland.
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level 54
Dec 11, 2018
However all of the above apply to me and I got 17.
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level 64
Aug 20, 2016
As a blastocyst, I am very proud of knowing the names of everyone in the UK.
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level 59
Jul 25, 2018
Looks like there's some stiff competition.
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level 34
Mar 28, 2013
very long explanation but it shares the university of York st john :) and it was a pointless answer on the quiz show pointless and I live near ripen :)
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level 59
Jul 30, 2015
It's Ripon.
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level 20
May 14, 2016
Wisconsin?
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level 46
Jan 15, 2014
ha I live in southend. did not expect that to be on there
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level 34
Dec 20, 2015
Where about? So do I.
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level 44
May 26, 2016
I'm originally from Southend as well, Jetpunk appears to have cornered the quiz market in Essex.
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level 61
May 15, 2018
I'm from Southend, too. Amazed that it's on this list.
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level 49
Jan 26, 2014
why isnt Coventry on there???
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level 33
Jul 7, 2016
cuz it isn't. DEAL WITH IT!!!!!!
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level 49
Sep 10, 2017
I think Coventry has a population of around 360,000, so it should make the list
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level 55
Mar 14, 2014
Only missed Belfast and Preston - not bad for an American!
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level 73
Nov 12, 2014
One thing I have learned about the British by taking these quizzes, is that they make things way more confusing than they need to be. Sure, we use the imperial measurements, which is confusing versus the metric system, but I have yet to come on to one of these quizzes where there isn't tons of arguing over what is and is not a country within the UK and what is or is not a city in the UK.
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level 66
Aug 2, 2015
What?
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level 57
Jan 2, 2016
???
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level 59
Aug 8, 2016
:-)
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level 69
Dec 4, 2018
Didn't you mean to say, 'tonnes' ?
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level 50
Dec 18, 2014
Got 13, forgetting a few.
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level 13
Apr 11, 2015
newcastle was easy for me because i live near it and i got all with just 2 minutes and 46 seconds left
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level 27
May 20, 2015
Forgot Portsmouth Dear Dear
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level 75
Jun 19, 2015
I had no idea Huddersfield was that big. It's just off my radar, I think. I assumed Hull would make the list, but it turns out there are just 256,000 people there. I think it's mostly dockyards and things.
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level 43
Jul 30, 2015
So do I
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level 11
Aug 1, 2015
The only two I missed are Southampton and Reading, and since I live right between the two, I am going to go hide away in shame now. I forgot how big they are!
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level 32
Aug 2, 2015
MISSED OUT LIVERPOOL. HOW COULD I?
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level 59
Dec 5, 2015
So weird. I often miss Liverpool from this type of quiz. Why??!!!
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level 43
Jul 12, 2017
Because its a dump and easily forgettable
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level 66
Sep 8, 2017
Andon ..... jealousy is a curse.
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level 36
Aug 5, 2015
Bournemouth has a population of 183000, the figure on here is for both Bournemouth and Poole, the town nest to it.
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level 34
Jun 19, 2016
The quiz says urban areas and since there is no gap between Poole and Bournemouth then it counts both under one area
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level 56
Sep 12, 2017
Do people not read the name of the quiz (Urban Areas - note, not cities/towns) or the further comments or instructions, including the links? This is for urban areas clearly defined by the British government and using census data. Why bother complaining when there is a clear source?
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level 66
Aug 7, 2015
Bummed "North Kilttown" wasn't on the list. After all, Groundskeeper Willie and Angus McLeod are from their. And that's two more people that I know of than are from some of the cities on the list that I didn't know the names of. :P
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level 67
Aug 23, 2015
I missed Bristol. Wow....
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level 34
Jun 19, 2016
Wow
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level 51
Sep 29, 2015
EPL teams help anyone else out there?
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level 45
Dec 6, 2015
Yeah but I'm surprised Sunderland isn't up there
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level 35
Dec 21, 2015
I suck and im an American
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level 31
Jan 10, 2016
urban Edinburgh is bigger that
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level 37
Jan 23, 2016
since when has Preston been bigger than Leeds, Coventry or Hull?
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level 34
Jun 19, 2016
751,500 - Leeds 356,500 - Preston According to the quiz, never
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level 21
Feb 9, 2016
dover, bath, Plymouth, Dundee, brighton
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level 34
Jun 19, 2016
Have you got anything to back this up or are you just throwing out cities which you can think of? Dunno about the others but Bath is tiny and I'm pretty sure Dover is as well, in terms of population
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level 56
Sep 12, 2017
The quiz is based on census data and on clearly defined urban areas (there's a link for God's sake!!) - if the places you listed aren't on the quiz, then it's CLEARLY because they aren't big enough to appear on it.
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level 60
Aug 11, 2016
I feel pretty good about myself for getting 17, considering I'm 11 and from the United States.
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level 45
Aug 29, 2016
could you count poole for bornemouth? if i remember correctly the bornemouth urban area is incorporated into the bournemouth-poole urban area.
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level 74
Sep 8, 2017
Middleborough, Middleboro, Middlethingy...I gave up. (Who put that s in the middle, anyway?)
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level 39
Sep 8, 2017
Very surprised about york not being here!
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level 54
Sep 8, 2017
York isn't actually very big - a lot of large cities in the UK didn't even a exist before the industrial revolution (or were just small towns/villages). York is an old walled city founded in Roman times. What I am more surprised about is that Bradford doesn't count as part of Leeds.
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level 39
Sep 8, 2017
i missed Leeds,Bradford,preston,huddersfield,southend.Cool quiz! But Plymouth isn't here?
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level 38
Sep 8, 2017
I just named football teams. Did pretty well XD
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level 42
Sep 19, 2017
Bet you cussed when Heart of Midlothian & Hamilton Academicals didn't work :)
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level 33
Jun 13, 2018
darn i got all of them except hudderfield... i even tried hudderfield but i must have typed it too fast and made a typo..
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level 60
Jul 25, 2018
Edinburgh doesn't accept the standard "edinburg" type-in