List of cities in the United Kingdom

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City status in the United Kingdom

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It lists those places that have been granted city status by letters patent or royal charter.
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.

City of Canterbury

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In other cases, such as the Cities of Canterbury and Lancaster, the status extends over a number of towns and rural areas outside the main settlement proper.
The City of Canterbury is a local government district with city status in Kent, England.

Ripon

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No new cities were created between the 16th and 19th centuries, but following the Industrial Revolution and the accompanying population boom and growth in urbanisation, new sees were established at Ripon (1836) and Manchester (1847); their councils began to style them cities immediately.
Ripon is the third-smallest city in England by population.

Glasgow

Glasgow, United KingdomGlasgow, ScotlandCity of Glasgow
Edinburgh and Glasgow were confirmed as cities "by ancient usage" in the 18th century, as was Aberdeen, and this was later reconfirmed in the Act enlarging the burgh in 1891.
Glasgow (, also, ; Glesga ; Glaschu ) is the most populous city in Scotland, and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom, as of the 2017 estimated city population of 621,020.

City of London

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In Greater London, for example, the City of London and that of Westminster each hold city status separately but no other neighbourhood has been granted city status, nor has Greater London as a whole.
It is also the smallest English city by population (and in Britain, only two cities in Wales are smaller), and the smallest in the UK by area.

Bath, Somerset

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A Royal charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1590 confirmed city status.

England

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There are 50 settlements which have been designated city status in England, while the wider United Kingdom has 66.

Community (Wales)

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Welsh community councils may call themselves town councils unilaterally and may have city status granted by the Crown.

City of Lancaster

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In other cases, such as the Cities of Canterbury and Lancaster, the status extends over a number of towns and rural areas outside the main settlement proper.

List of lord mayoralties and lord provostships in the United Kingdom

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Of these, 23 in England, two in Wales, and one in Northern Ireland have Lord Mayors and four in Scotland have Lord Provosts.

St Asaph

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In the 2011 Census it had a population of 3,355 making it the second-smallest city in Britain in terms of population and urban area.

Ely, Cambridgeshire

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Ely's population of 20,256 (as recorded in 2011) classifies it as one of the smallest cities in England; although the population has increased noticeably since 1991 when it was recorded at 11,291.

Manchester

Manchester, EnglandManchester, United KingdomCity of Manchester
No new cities were created between the 16th and 19th centuries, but following the Industrial Revolution and the accompanying population boom and growth in urbanisation, new sees were established at Ripon (1836) and Manchester (1847); their councils began to style them cities immediately.

Demography of the United Kingdom

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No new cities were created between the 16th and 19th centuries, but following the Industrial Revolution and the accompanying population boom and growth in urbanisation, new sees were established at Ripon (1836) and Manchester (1847); their councils began to style them cities immediately.

Brighton and Hove

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Salisbury

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New Sarum was made a city by a charter from King Henry III in 1227 and, by the 14th century, was the largest settlement in Wiltshire.

List of smallest cities in the United Kingdom

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For the list of all cities, and with additional information, see List of cities in the United Kingdom.

Charter trustees

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The failure of the extinguished City of Rochester-upon-Medway council to appoint charter trustees for Rochester or to apply for Rochester's city status to be transferred to the replacement unitary authority of Medway led to Rochester losing its city status.

Norwich

Community council

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Welsh community councils may call themselves town councils unilaterally and may have city status granted by the Crown.