UK Cities are towns in the United Kingdom that have been granted the City status by either the Royal Charter or what we call the Letters Patent. As listed below, there are a total of 69 UK Cities that have been given the City status as of the year 2015. Of the 69 UK Cities, 51 of them are in England, 5 in Northern Ireland, 6 in Wales and the rest of the UK Cities are in Scotland. 26 of the 69 UK Cities have Lord Mayors (the title given to mayor of a City) and 4 in Scotland possess Lord Provosts (title given to a Civic Head of a City).

Position of UK in the world where UK Cities

Position of UK in the world where UK Cities

The following is a list of all the UK Cities in order of Population.

UK CITIES IN ENGLAND
CITY POPULATION COUNTY
1 London 8,788,884 Greater London
2 Birmingham 1,124,603 West Midlands
3 Leeds 781,915 West Yorkshire
4 Southampton 653,985 Hampshire
5 Sheffield 575,431 South Yorkshire
6 Manchester 541,378 Greater Manchester
7 Bradford 528,166 West Yorkshire
8 Liverpool 484,987 Merseyside
9 Bristol 454,325 Bristol
10 Coventry 352,901 West Midlands
11 Leicester 348,318 Leicestershire
12 Wakefield 336,811 West Yorkshire
13 Nottingham 321,517 Nottinghamshire
14 Newcastle upon Tyne 296,568 Tyne & Wear
15 Sunderland 287,456 Tyne & Wear
16 Brighton & Hove 273,413 East Sussex
17 Plymouth 264,582 Devon
18 Kingston Upon Hull 260,248 East Riding of Yorkshire
19 Wolverhampton 256,951 West Midlands
20 Stoke on Trent 253,248 Staffordshire
21 Derby 248,714 Derbyshire
22 Westminster 247,629 Greater London
23 York 208,418 North Yorkshire
24 Portsmouth 205,698 Hampshire
25 Peterborough 183,689 Cambridgeshire
26 Oxford 168,281 Oxfordshire
27 Norwich 141,826 Norfolk
28 Exeter 129,651 Devon
29 Gloucester 128,659 Gloucestershire
30 Cambridge 123,927 Cambridgeshire
31 Preston 122,584 Lancashire
32 Winchester 122,548 Hampshire
33 Chester 118,659 Cheshire
34 Chelmsford 111,547 Essex
35 Worcester 101,327 Worcestershire
36 Lincoln 97,589 Lincolnshire
37 Bath 88,587 Somerset
38 Carlisle 75,485 Cumbria
39 Salford 72,781 Greater Manchester
40 Durham 65,571 County Durham
41 St Albans 57,894 Hertfordshire
42 Hereford 55,849 Herefordshire
43 Canterbury 55,321 Kent
44 Lancaster 52,354 Lancashire
45 Salisbury 40,325 Wiltshire
46 Lichfield 32,568 Staffordshire
47 Chichester 26,754 West Sussex
48 Ely 20,289 Cambridgeshire
49 Truro 18,798 Cornwall
50 Ripon 16,737 North Yorkshire
51 Wells 10,658 Somerset
UK CITIES IN SCOTLAND
CITY POPULATION COUNTY
1 Glasgow City 615,365 Glasgow City
2 Edinburgh City 507,207 Edinburgh City
3 Aberdeen City 229,814 Aberdeen City
4 Dundee City 148,311 Dundee City
5 Inverness 46,877 Highland Council Area
6 Perth 41,193 Perth and Kinross
7 Stirling 36,148 Stirling Council Area
UK CITIES IN WALES
CITY POPULATION COUNTY
1 Cardiff City 346,102 South Glamorgan
2 Swansea 179,512 West Glamorgan
3 Newport 149,112 Gwent
4 Bangor 18,809 Gwynedd
5 St Asaph 3,356 Clwyd
6 St Davids 1,843 Dyfed
UK CITIES IN NORTHEN IRELAND
CITY POPULATION COUNTY
1 Belfast 335,665 County Antrim
2 Derry 87,269 County Londonderry
3 Lisburn 71,465 County Antrim
4 Newry 27,234 County Down
5 Armagh 14,753 County Armagh

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