Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland. It has an urban population of 580,000 with the total metropolitan population of 2.3 million people. As with many towns in Britain, Glasgow traces its beginnings to prehistoric times. By the 10th century, the settlement of Glasgow has become the site of the second largest bishopric in Scotland. […]

Valka, Latvia

Valka is a border town in northern Latvia. It covers 14.36 sq km (5.5 sq mi) and has a population of 6,200 people (2011 estimate). The town is across the border from Valga in Estonia. They were historically a single town split between two countries. With the abolition of the Estonian/Latvian border following the ratification […]

Magdeburg, Germany

Magdeburg is the capital of the state of Saxony-Anhalt in eastern Germany. Located on the river Elbe, it covers 201 sq km (78 sq mi) and has a population of 231,000 people (2012 estimate), narrowly surpassed by Halle which has 233,000 inhabitants. Magdeburg was founded by Charlemagne in AD 805 and was originally called Magadoburg, […]

Gardelegen, Germany

Gardelegen is a town in the district of Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, in northern Germany. It covers 632 sq km (244 sq mi) and has a population of 24,000 people (2012 estimate). The history of Gardelegn goes back to the 10th century. It joined the Hanseatic League in 1358. After a period […]

Brighton and Hove, England

Brighton and Hove is a city in East Sussex, England, in the region of South East England. It covers 33.8 sq mi (87.54 sq km) and has a population of 256,000 people (2012 estimate), within an urban area of 450,000 people. Brighton and Howe were two separate towns which were merged in 1997 as a […]