The Towns of Great Britain
The centre of everything in
Great Britain is the city of London. It's situated at the centre of a vast
national and international network of communication. London consists of four
main districts, which differ from each other. These are the City, Westminster,
the West End and the East End. London's industries are extremely varied. Among
them an extensive system of docks and port industries, electrical engineering,
the motor car industry and other. The other towns, situated to the north of the
Thames are Oxford and Cambridge.
Oxford was first mentioned in
recorded history in the tenth century and later became an important trade
centre in medieval times, then it developed into leading educational centre.
Cambridge is also best known for its ancient university. Its industries are
mostly concerned with electronics which has an international reputation.
Bristol dominates South-west England, both as the region's largest seaport and
as its largest city. It is a major centre of metallurgy, aircraft and chemical
industries. Of the towns situated in the south of England the largest ones are
Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton. Southampton is primarily a seaport, the
most important on the south coast.
Brighton is one of the most
popular seaside resorts of Britain. It has mild climate, warm sea and wonderful
beaches. Manchester is a city of ancient origin. By the 17th century it was
great commercial city, a centre of textile industry. Now engineering along with
clothing manufacture are most important industries there. Sheffield, situated
in South Yorkshire, produces almost two-thirds of the country's alloy steel, it
is famous for its-tools and cutlery. Other industries include paper making
machinery and food processing. In North Yorkshire the largest town is York. Its
leading industries are engineering and manufacture of confectionery. York
attracts many tourists because of its famous medieval city walls.