City status in the United Kingdom

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City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the monarch of the United Kingdom to a select group of communities:, there are 69 cities in the United Kingdom – 51 in England, six in Wales, seven in Scotland and five in Northern Ireland.wikipedia
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List of cities in the United Kingdom

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City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the monarch of the United Kingdom to a select group of communities:, there are 69 cities in the United Kingdom – 51 in England, six in Wales, seven in Scotland and five in Northern Ireland.
It lists those places that have been granted city status by letters patent or royal charter.

Rochester, Kent

RochesterRochester, MedwayRochester, England
At present, Rochester and Elgin are the only former cities in the United Kingdom.
Rochester is a town and was a historic city in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent, England.

Elgin, Moray

ElginElgin, Scotland
At present, Rochester and Elgin are the only former cities in the United Kingdom.
Elgin (Eilginn, Ailgin) is a town (former cathedral city) and formerly a Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland.

Wells, Somerset

WellsCity of WellsWells, England
Some cities today are very small because they were granted city status in or before the 16th century, then were unaffected by population growth during the Industrial Revolution—notably Wells (population about 10,000) and St Davids (population about 2,000).
Wells is a cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills.

Truro

Truro, CornwallTruro Municipal BoroughTruro, England
Accordingly, Truro, St Albans, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne and Wakefield were all officially designated as cities between 1877 and 1888.
Truro (Truru) is a city and civil parish in Cornwall, England.

Newcastle upon Tyne

NewcastleNewcastle-upon-TyneNewcastle-on-Tyne
Accordingly, Truro, St Albans, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne and Wakefield were all officially designated as cities between 1877 and 1888.
Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446 km) north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne, 8.5 mi from the North Sea.

Liverpool

Liverpool, EnglandLiverpudlianCity of Liverpool
Accordingly, Truro, St Albans, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne and Wakefield were all officially designated as cities between 1877 and 1888.
It became a borough in 1207 and a city in 1880.

Derby

Derby, EnglandCity of DerbyDerby, Derbyshire
The diocese covered the counties of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, and the boroughs of Derby and Nottingham were disappointed that they would not be able to claim the title of city.
Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England.

Nottingham

City of NottinghamNottingham, EnglandNottingham, Nottinghamshire
The diocese covered the counties of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, and the boroughs of Derby and Nottingham were disappointed that they would not be able to claim the title of city. This new precedent was followed by other large municipalities: Leeds and Sheffield became cities in 1893, and Bradford, Kingston upon Hull and Nottingham were honoured on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, 128 mi north of London, 45 mi northeast of Birmingham and 56 mi southeast of Manchester, in the East Midlands.

Sheffield

City of SheffieldSheffield, EnglandSheffield, United Kingdom
This new precedent was followed by other large municipalities: Leeds and Sheffield became cities in 1893, and Bradford, Kingston upon Hull and Nottingham were honoured on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.

Bradford

Bradford, YorkshireBradford, EnglandBradford, West Yorkshire
This new precedent was followed by other large municipalities: Leeds and Sheffield became cities in 1893, and Bradford, Kingston upon Hull and Nottingham were honoured on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
Bradford is a city in West Yorkshire, England, in the foothills of the Pennines, 8.6 mi west of Leeds, and 16 mi north-west of Wakefield.

Cardiff

Cardiff, WalesCaerdyddCity of Cardiff
Between 1897 and 1914, applications were received from a number of other boroughs, but only Cardiff was successful in 1905 being designated a city and granted a Lord Mayoralty as "the Metropolis of Wales".
In 1905, Cardiff was made a city and proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955.

City of Westminster

WestminsterLondon Borough of WestminsterWestminster, London
Among the bodies to be dissolved was the Court of Burgesses of the City of Westminster.
The City of Westminster is an Inner London borough that also holds city status.

St Asaph

St. AsaphLlanelwySt. Asaph, Wales
On this basis, the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica said that Southwell and St Asaph were cities.
St Asaph (Llanelwy ) is a city and community on the River Elwy in Denbighshire, Wales.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth, EnglandCity of PortsmouthPortsmouth, Hampshire
In 1911, an application for city status by Portsmouth was refused. The effective relaxation of the population rule led to applications from Portsmouth and Salford.
Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, with a total population of 205,400 residents.

Leeds

Leeds, EnglandLeeds, West YorkshireLeeds, Yorkshire
This new precedent was followed by other large municipalities: Leeds and Sheffield became cities in 1893, and Bradford, Kingston upon Hull and Nottingham were honoured on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
The borough became a county borough in 1889, giving it independence from the newly formed West Riding County Council and it gained city status in 1893.

Leicester

Leicester, EnglandCity of LeicesterLeicester, Leicestershire
Following the First World War, the King made an official visit to Leicester in 1919 to commemorate its contributions to the military victory.
Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire.

Kingston upon Hull

HullKingston-upon-HullHull, England
This new precedent was followed by other large municipalities: Leeds and Sheffield became cities in 1893, and Bradford, Kingston upon Hull and Nottingham were honoured on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
Hull's prosperity peaked in the decades just before the First World War; it was during this time, in 1897, that city status was granted.

Plymouth

Plymouth, EnglandPlymouth, DevonPlymouth City Council
In 1928, Plymouth submitted an application for city status.
Plymouth is a port city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately 37 mi south-west of Exeter and 190 mi west-south-west of London.

Salford

Salford, Greater ManchesterSalford, LancashireSalford, Manchester
In particular, Salford was felt to be "merely a scratch collection of 240,000 people cut off from Manchester by the river".
The former County Borough of Salford, which included Broughton, Pendleton and Kersal, was granted city status in 1926.

County Borough of Salford

SalfordBorough of SalfordCity of Salford
The effective relaxation of the population rule led to applications from Portsmouth and Salford.
It was granted city status in 1926.

St Albans

St. AlbansSaint AlbansMunicipal Borough of St Albans
Accordingly, Truro, St Albans, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne and Wakefield were all officially designated as cities between 1877 and 1888.
In 1877, in response to a public petition, Queen Victoria issued the second royal charter, which granted city status to the borough and Cathedral status to the former Abbey Church.

Birmingham

Birmingham, United KingdomBirmingham, EnglandCity of Birmingham
The link with Anglican dioceses was broken within England in 1889 when Birmingham successfully petitioned for city status (it was pre-empted in Ireland by Belfast in 1888) on the grounds of its large population and history of good local government.
Birmingham was granted city status in 1889 by Queen Victoria.

Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke on TrentStokeCity of Stoke-on-Trent
When the county borough of Stoke-on-Trent applied for city status in 1925, it was initially refused as it had only 294,000 inhabitants.
The borough was officially granted city status in 1925, with a Lord Mayor from 1928.

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton, EnglandCity of WolverhamptonWolverhampton, West Midlands
It was anticipated that the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953 would lead to the creation of a city, and Wolverhampton, Preston and Southampton made approaches; the only civic honour given was that of a lord mayoralty to Coventry.
Wolverhampton is a city, administrative centre and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.