Does the UK have any other big cities?
The only one most ppl know of is London. The US has new york, chicago and los angeles.
- jannielLv 65 years agoFavorite Answer
Manchester , Glasgow , Birmingham for example.
- 5 years ago
Depends on your definition of big really. A lot of US cities have high populations on paper but its because they take up a relatively huge surface area, whereas British cities tend to be compact and a lot more densely packed. Britains land mass is roughly the same size as Oregon but with the population equivalent of the entire states of California and Texas combined which means its much more urbanised than the US and all of the cities are very close together by US standards. For instance I live in Birmingham and can reach London, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield,Leicester, Nottingham within 2-3 hours drive, in some instances less. That area alone would have a combined population compared to the whole of Florida or New York state.
- JakeLv 75 years ago
From the list of 200 largest cities in the UK
"With a population of more than seven million people, London, the UK's capital, has no equal among its UK peers. Britain's only other city with a population of more than one million is the West Midland city of Birmingham. With Leeds, Glasgow and Sheffield, there are only three more British cities with a population of more than 500,000."
This is probably due in part to England's longer history, growing from countless small villages, that was already shaped before the technology to build large infrastructures existed.