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This is a List of cities in the United Kingdom. This list includes all places with city status.

City Year granted
or confirmed
Cathedral (pre-1889) City council Nation/Region Image Population
Aberdeen
(Scots: Aiberdeen)
(Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dheathain)

&10000000000001179000000 1891
(Burgh: 1179)

St Machar's Cathedral Local government district Scotland (North East Scotland) Aberdeen from Torry - geograph.org.uk - 1454885.jpg 189,120
Armagh
(Irish: Ard Mhacha)
(Ulster-Scots: Airmagh)
&10000000000001994000000 1994 not applicable None. Represented on Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Northern Ireland The Mall, Armagh.jpg 59,340 (2011)
Bangor &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial Cathedral Church of St Deiniol Community Wales Bangor from Bangor-mountain.jpg 18,808 (2011)
Bath &10000000000001090000000 1090 Abbey Church of SS Peter & Paul Charter trustees South West, England Bath, Somerset Panorama - April 2011.jpg 88,859 (2011)
97,311 (urban area, 2010)
Belfast
(Irish: Béal Feirste)
(Ulster-Scots: Bilfawst)
&10000000000001888000000 1888 not applicable Local government district Northern Ireland Belfast City Hall 2.jpg 333,871 (2011)
Birmingham &10000000000001889000000 1889 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
West Midlands, England Birmingham Skyline from Edgbaston Cricket Ground crop.jpg 1,092,330 (2013)
Bradford &10000000000001897000000 1897 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England Bradford City Hall from National Media Museum.jpg 522,452 (2011)
Brighton & Hove &10000000000002000000000 2000 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
South East, England Brighton.UK.JPG 273,369 (2011)
Bristol &10000000000001542000000 1542 Cathedral Church of the Holy & Undivided Trinity Local government district
(Unitary and county)
South West, England Bristol cityscape.jpg 428,234 (2011)
Cambridge &10000000000001951000000 1951 not applicable Local government district East, England KingsCollegeChapelWest.jpg 123,867 (2011)
Canterbury &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial Cathedral & Metropolitical Church of
Christ
Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
South East, England View of the city from Augustine House - geograph.org.uk - 1713552.jpg 151,145 (2011)
Cardiff
(Welsh: Caerdydd)
&10000000000001905000000 1905 not applicable Local government district Wales Cardiff City Hall cropped.jpg 346,090 (2011)
Carlisle &10000000000001133000000 1133 Cathedral Church of the Holy & Undivided Trinity Local government district North West, England Carlisle Cathedral from the Air.jpg 107,524 (2011)
Chelmsford &10000000000002012000000 2012 not applicable Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
East, England Chelmsfordcath.jpg 168,310 (2011)
Chester &10000000000001541000000 1541 Cathedral Church of Christ & the Blessed Virgin Mary Charter trustees North West, England Bridge Street, Chester.jpg 91,733 (urban area, 2010)
Chichester &10000000000001075000000 1075 Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity Civil parish South East, England Chichester Cathedral epodkopaev.jpg 26,795 (2011)
Coventry &10000000000001102000000 1102 St Michael's Cathedral Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
West Midlands, England Skyline of Coventry as seen from Baginton 3g06.JPG 316,915 (2011)
Derby &10000000000001977000000 1977 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
East Midlands, England Iron Gate, Derby - geograph.org.uk - 587015.jpg 248,752 (2011)
Derry
(Irish: Doire)
(Ulster-Scots: Derrie)
&10000000000001604000000 1604 not applicable None. Represented on Derry City and Strabane District Council Northern Ireland St Eugene's Cathedral, August 2009.JPG 107,877 (2011)
Dundee
(Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dèagh)
&10000000000001191000000 1889
(Burgh: 1191)
not applicable Local government district Scotland (North East Scotland) Midsummer night^ - geograph.org.uk - 9752.jpg 153,990
Durham &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial Cathedral Church of Christ & St. Mary the Virgin Charter trustees North East, England Durham Cathedral from the train viaduct.jpg 94,375 (2011)
Edinburgh
(Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Èideann)
&10000000000001329000000 18th century
(Burgh: 1329)
not applicable Local government district Scotland (East Coast) Edinburgh from Calton Hill with Dugald Stewart Monument 3.JPG 468,720
Ely &10000000000001109000000 1109 Cathedral Church of the Holy & Undivided Trinity Civil parish East, England Ely Cathedral From Air.jpg 20,256 (2011)
Exeter &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial Cathedral Church of St Peter Local government district South West, England Exeter from Haldon.jpg 117,773 (2011)
Glasgow
(Scots: Glesga)
(Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu)
&10000000000001492000000 18th century
(Burgh: 1492)
Glasgow Cathedral (St Kentigern's or St Mungo's) Local government district Scotland (West Coast) 603,080
Gloucester &10000000000001541000000 1541 Cathedral Church of St Peter & the Holy and Indivisible Trinity Local government district South West, England Gloucester and its cathedral - geograph.org.uk - 1454853.jpg 121,688 (2011)
Hereford &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial Cathedral Church of SS Mary the Virgin & Ethelbert the King Civil parish West Midlands, England Hereford cathedral 002.JPG 58,896 (2011)
Inverness
(Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Nis)
&10000000000002000000000 2000 not applicable none Scotland (Highland Region) Inverness view 3.jpg 79,415
Kingston upon Hull &10000000000001897000000 1897 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England Hull City Hall - geograph.org.uk - 952519.jpg 256,406 (2011)
Lancaster &10000000000001937000000 1937 not applicable Local government district North West, England City of Lancaster (2).jpg 138,375 (2011)
Leeds &10000000000001893000000 1893 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England Leeds CBD at night.jpg 751,485 (2011)
Leicester &10000000000001919000000 1919 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
East Midlands, England Leicester City Skyline - geograph.org.uk - 514032.jpg 329,839 (2011)
Lichfield &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial Cathedral Church of SS Mary & Chad Civil parish West Midlands, England Lichfield Cityscape.jpg 32,219 (2011)
Lincoln &10000000000001072000000 1072 Cathedral Church of St Mary Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
East Midlands, England Cathedral and Castle Square - geograph.org.uk - 134108.jpg 93,541 (2011)
Lisburn
(Irish: Lios na gCearrbhach)
&10000000000002002000000 2002 not applicable None. Represented on Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Northern Ireland Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum.jpg 120,165 (2011)
Liverpool &10000000000001880000000 1880 Cathedral Church of Christ Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
North West, England Pier Head and Mersey Ferry Liverpool.jpg 466,415 (2011)
London &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial St Paul's Cathedral Local government district
(sui generis and county)
London London November 2013-26.jpg 7,375 (2011)
Manchester &10000000000001853000000 1853 Manchester Cathedral Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
North West, England Manchester Skyline.jpg 503,127 (2011)
Newcastle upon Tyne &10000000000001882000000 1882 Cathedral Church of St Nicholas Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
North East, England Bridges opening up - geograph.org.uk - 178375.jpg 280,177 (2011)
Newport
(Welsh: Casnewydd)
&10000000000002002000000 2002 not applicable Local government district Wales Newportciviccentre.jpg 145,736 (2011)
Newry
(Irish: Iúr Cinn Trá)
(Ulster-Scots: Newrie)
&10000000000002002000000 2002 not applicable None. Represented on Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Northern Ireland NewrySkyline.jpg 29,946 (2008, settlement population)
Norwich &10000000000001094000000 1094 Cathedral Church of the Holy & Undivided Trinity Local government district East, England Norwich Skyline.jpg 132,512 (2011)
Nottingham &10000000000001897000000 1897 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
East Midlands, England Council-House-Nottingham 305,680 (2011)
Oxford &10000000000001542000000 1542 Cathedral Church of Christ Local government district South East, England Oxford from Boars Hill.jpg 151,906 (2011)
Perth
(Scots: Pairth)
(Scottish Gaelic: Peairt)
&10000000000002012000000 2012
(Burgh: 12th century)
not applicable none Scotland (Central Belt) 45,770
Peterborough &10000000000001541000000 1541 Cathedral Church of
St Peter, St Paul, & St Andrew
Local government district
(Unitary)
East, England Peterborough Cathedral oblique view.jpg 183,631 (2011)
Plymouth &10000000000001928000000 1928 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
South West, England Plymouth from Mount Batten - geograph.org.uk - 1580485.jpg 256,384 (2011)
Portsmouth &10000000000001926000000 1926 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
South East, England Portsmouthskyline.jpg 205,056 (2011)
Preston &10000000000002002000000 2002 not applicable Local government district North West, England Preston City Centre.jpg 140,202 (2011)
Ripon &10000000000001836000000 1836 Cathedral Church of SS Peter & Wilfrid Civil parish Yorkshire and the Humber, England RiponMarket.jpg 16,702 (2011)
St Albans &10000000000001877000000 1877 Cathedral & Abbey Church of St Alban Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
East, England Cathedral.png 140,644 (2011)
St Asaph
(Welsh: Llanelwy)
&10000000000002012000000 2012 not applicable Community Wales St Asaph, Cathedral.jpg 3,355 (2011)
St Davids
(Welsh: Tyddewi)
&10000000000001994000000 1994 not applicable Community Wales St.Davids, Wales, UK.jpg 1,841 (2011)
Salford &10000000000001926000000 1926 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
North West, England Mariners Canal from Waterfront Quay, Salford Quays.jpg 233,933 (2011)
Salisbury &10000000000001227000000 1227 Cathedral Church of St Mary Civil parish South West, England Salisbury Cathedral.jpg 40,302 (2011)
Sheffield &10000000000001893000000 1893 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England PeaceGdnsSheffd.jpg 552,698 (2011)
Southampton &10000000000001964000000 1964 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
South East, England Southampton from Aurora 01.JPG 236,882 (2011)
Stirling
(Scots: Stirlin)
(Scottish Gaelic: Sruighlea)
&10000000000002002000000 2002 not applicable none Scotland (Central Belt) Stirling(DonaldMacDonald)Dec2005.jpg 34,790
Stoke-on-Trent &10000000000001925000000 1925 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
West Midlands, England Hanley City - geograph.org.uk - 155173.jpg 249,008 (2011)
Sunderland &10000000000001992000000 1992 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
North East, England SunderlandBridges.jpg 275,506 (2011)
Swansea
(Welsh: Abertawe)
&10000000000001969000000 1969 not applicable Local government district Wales Swansea Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 1484946.jpg 239,023 (2011)
Truro
(Cornish: Truru)
&10000000000001877000000 1877 Cathedral Church of St Mary Civil parish South West, England Truro stmarysst.jpg 18,766 (2011)
Wakefield &10000000000001888000000 1888 Cathedral Church of All Saints Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England Wakefield County Hall.jpg 325,837 (2011)
Wells &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial Cathedral Church of St Andrew Civil parish South West, England Aerial view of Wells-crop.jpg 10,536 (2011)
Westminster &10000000000001540000000 1540 Westminster Abbey (Though, this was only a cathedral for 10 years until 1550 the city did not lose its status) Local government district
(London borough)
London Hdr parliament.jpg, 219,396 (2011)
Winchester &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
South East, England Winchester 13.JPG 116,595 (2011)
Wolverhampton &10000000000002000000000 2000 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
West Midlands, England St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton.jpg 249,470 (2011)
Worcester &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial Cathedral Church of Christ & St Mary Local government district West Midlands, England River Severn, Worcester - geograph.org.uk - 894221.jpg 98,768 (2011)
York &10000000000001066000000 time immemorial Cathedral & Metropolitical Church of St Peter Local government district
(Unitary)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England York Bird's Eye View.jpg 198,051 (2011)
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