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Cities in the United Kingdom

There are currently 69 officially designated cities in the UK, of which eleven have been created since 2000.
Last updated: August 25, 2015
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England
Bath
Birmingham
Bradford
Brighton & Hove
Bristol
Cambridge
Canterbury
Carlisle
Chelmsford
Chester
Chichester
Coventry
Derby
Durham
Ely
Exeter
Gloucester
England
Hereford
Kingston upon Hull
Lancaster
Leeds
Leicester
Lichfield
Lincoln
Liverpool
City of London
Manchester
Newcastle upon Tyne
Norwich
Nottingham
Oxford
Peterborough
Plymouth
Portsmouth
England
Preston
Ripon
Salford
Salisbury
Sheffield
Southampton
St Albans
Stoke-on-Trent
Sunderland
Truro
Wakefield
Wells
Westminster
Winchester
Wolverhampton
Worcester
York
Scotland
Aberdeen
Dundee
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Inverness
Perth
Stirling
 
Northern Ireland
Armagh
Belfast
Lisburn
Londonderry
Newry
Wales
Bangor
Cardiff
Newport
St Asaph
St David's and the
Cathedral Close
Swansea
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level 67
Apr 14, 2013
Good quiz - harder than I thought it would be.
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level 52
Apr 16, 2013
Chelmsford is spelt wrong; I wondered why it wasn't coming up
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level 26
Apr 16, 2013
fixed thanks
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level 69
Jun 23, 2013
I'm surprised that Blackpool, Dover, Reading and Ipswich aren't on the list. Maybe they are famous yet small or "swallowed" by bigger cities.
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level 29
Jun 23, 2013
A city in the United Kingdom has nothing to do with size - St David's has a population of 3,000. It's more to do with cultural significance; it used to be defined by being a settlement with a cathedral, but the definition has widened since then.
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level 48
Jun 25, 2013
I tried Blackpool and Ipswitch as well. Ely, really?
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level 36
Mar 11, 2014
"Ipswich" The ones created since 2000 are linked to the Queen's Jubliee- at least that's how Brighton&Hove was created. Tricky quiz; couldn't believe I missed some of the more obvious ones while getting the lesser known ones. The boroughs of London as cities are tricksy.
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level 71
Jun 25, 2016
not to mention towns like Guildford, which have a (recent) cathedral but aren't cities
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level 22
Jun 23, 2013
You've missed Medway (or Rochester if Medway doesn't fit the criteria). There is a cathedral here so it is counted as a city
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level 56
Jun 30, 2013
Ripon represeeeeeent
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level 22
Jul 31, 2013
Who the heck let salford become a city!
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level 43
Apr 20, 2014
Haha.
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level 20
May 30, 2014
I only got St Asaph because I live there
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level 71
Nov 1, 2014
Northampton? Reading? Ipswich? All are over 100,000 population.
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level 28
Jul 10, 2015
No Dover?
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level 56
Aug 2, 2017
Everyone seems obsessed with Dover on this quiz. I don't know why, it's not even a particularly large town (yes, it's a town, not a city).
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level 36
Jun 20, 2016
It seriously worries me that London did not score 100% !!!
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level 53
Jun 20, 2016
A brilliant quiz!! Great to see a UK-centric quiz featuring too! Thanks for creating it - look at my page I have a UK towns and cities quiz
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level 50
Jun 20, 2016
Dover is absolutely not a city and never should be. Small town which just happens to be famous for a couple of things. It would make a mockery of City status if it ever got it and I live there!
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level 67
Nov 23, 2016
Once again the 'British Class Distinction System' rears it's ugly head.
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level 59
Jun 20, 2016
Damn Southampton and its missing 'h'. I always think it's two words.
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level 59
Jun 21, 2016
much harder than I thought it would be. By the way you misspelled Derry. :)
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level 35
Jul 11, 2017
True that ;)
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level 53
Jun 21, 2016
50 out of 79. Not bad for a Virginia (US) farmer. After the major cities, I just started typing towns and counties in Virginia and North Carolina. I guessed 20+ that way. Some were guesses from watching Downton Abbey (Ripon). Thanks for not making us list "upon" or "on" since I never can remember those.
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level 84
Jun 21, 2016
What about Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?
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level 56
Aug 2, 2017
Beth amdano? :-)
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level 34
Mar 13, 2018
It's a town, I think.
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level 71
Jun 23, 2016
I missed Stirling! I've been there! Damn. :D
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level 72
Nov 16, 2016
Only got a third of them. Can't believe some of the ones I missed.
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level 1
Nov 24, 2016
I got the 40, including Chichester and Newry but forgot London of all places!!!
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level 24
Nov 30, 2016
i feel bad for 2% who dint got london
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level 40
Dec 4, 2016
34/69
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level 61
Jan 29, 2017
I'm not even sure how to pronounce most of these :DD
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level 43
Feb 25, 2017
Why isn't Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyndrobllllantisiliogogogoch on it?
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level 55
Oct 29, 2017
It's a village, not a city.
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level 55
Oct 29, 2017
Also, amazingly if you google that word, because you spelt it slightly wrong, there is only one result.
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level 61
Apr 10, 2017
This was absolutely impossible for me.
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level 21
Apr 13, 2017
i just started to list some uni s otherwise i wouldve only got 6
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level 21
Apr 13, 2017
what about berwick upon tweed
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level 56
Aug 2, 2017
What about it?
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level 28
May 26, 2017
0:01 left!
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level 31
Aug 2, 2017
Can't believe I missed Oxford and Cambridge and Sheffield Grrrrrr
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level 40
Aug 12, 2017
Hereford's a city?! Surely Doncaster, Blackpool and Bournemouth should be one
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level 22
Sep 14, 2017
Thank goodness for Blake and Mortimer books eh?
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level 49
Nov 22, 2017
Let's see here... I know Leeds, Manchester, uh... er... London, OxfordShire, Ireland, Wales, Southeast Pimberton, Northern Nor North Havermeyer, Fartfashfarthenfur, Spunkepossume, North Piddle, the Shire, Saruman, Helm's Deep, and uhhh... ... ... Hoboken.
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level 37
Mar 1, 2018
The hardest quiz I have ever taken on Jetpunk!!!!! Geez. Props to anyone who aced this
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level 28
Apr 23, 2018
What about Colchester?
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level 45
May 12, 2018
Um ... Brechin. It IS a city because it has a cathedral, and also its Football team is Brechin City - however I have lost this argument before! the trouble is that Britain has never quite worked out how to define cities. So you get ancient cities (such as Brecon, with a Cathedral and a diocese) that somehow 'lose' their accreditation - awkward. But 'modern' chartered cities that do not seem to have to re-apply. Anyway good fun.
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level 21
Jun 1, 2018
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! I got dem all exept BRISTOL, DERBY, AND WESTMINSTER which it didnt accept because i added in an extra 'i'. \But, my spelling is the correct spelling. please change it.
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level 24
Aug 14, 2018
Sad it doesn't count llanfairpwllgwyngllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch :(
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level 77
Oct 24, 2018
Hereford but no Thereford? :(
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level 45
Dec 11, 2018
Overthereford is missing aswell
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level 37
Dec 28, 2018
haha
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level 27
Nov 23, 2018
Bradford?