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The location of the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,[1] commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain,[2] is a sovereign island nation located in the British Isles of Western Europe.[3][4][5] The United Kingdom comprises the island of Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, and a large number of smaller islands.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the United Kingdom:

Contents

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of the United Kingdom

Geography of the UK

An enlargeable topographic map of the United Kingdom

Environment of the UK

An enlargeable satellite image of the United Kingdom

Geographic features of the UK

Regions of the UK

Twelve areas are designated as national parks in England and Wales, and a 13th (South Downs) is in the process of being designated.

United Kingdom, Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies and Territories

Ecoregions of the UK

Main article: Ecoregions in the United Kingdom

Subdivisions of the UK

Main article:Subdivisions of the United Kingdom
Countries of the United Kingdom
Crown dependencies
British Overseas Territories
Municipalities of the UK

Demography of the UK

Main article: Demographics of the United Kingdom

Immigration and Ethnicity

Government and politics of the UK

Main articles: Her Majesty's Government, Monarchy of the United Kingdom, and Politics of the United Kingdom

Monarchy of the United Kingdom

Branches of the government of the UK

Executive branch of the government of the UK

Legislative branch of the government of the UK

Judicial branch of the government of the UK

Foreign relations of the UK

International organization membership

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a member of: [3]

Law and order in the UK

Main article: Law of the United Kingdom

Law of England and Wales

Law of Northern Ireland

Law of Scotland

Military of the UK

Main article: British Armed Forces

Politics of the countries of the UK

Politics of England

Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Scotland

Politics of Wales

Wales

This article is part of the series:
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History of the UK

Main article: History of the United Kingdom, Timeline of British history, and Current events of the United Kingdom

Historical states of the British Isles

History of the UK, by field

Culture of the UK

Main article: Culture of the United Kingdom

The arts in the UK

Architecture of the United Kingdom

Architecture of England
Architecture of Scotland
Architecture of Wales
Architecture of Northern Ireland

Gardens in the UK

Museums in the UK

Music in the UK

British popular music
Classical music in the UK
Folk music in the UK

British theatre

British film

Cultural icons in the UK

United Kingdom icons

English icons

Northern Irish icons

Scottish icons

Welsh icons

Languages in the United Kingdom

People of the UK

Interest groups and societies

Religion in the UK

Religion in the United Kingdom

Sports, games, and pastimes in the UK

The following are the major sports; local groups may well play many others.

Angling in the UK

  • National Federation of Anglers[1]
  • National Federation of Sea Anglers[2]
  • Salmon and Trout Association[3]

Cricket in the UK

Chess in the UK

Association football in the United Kingdom

Rugby in the UK

Hiking in the UK

Sport rowing in the UK

Skiing in the UK

Other sports, games, and pastimes in the UK

Economy of the UK

Main article: Economy of the United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom Stock Exchange

Regulatory bodies

Trade Union Federations

Education in the UK

Education in England

Education in Northern Ireland

Education in Scotland

Education in Wales

Infrastructure of the UK

Transport in the United Kingdom

See also

English language edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

References

  1. ^ In the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous (regional) languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, the UK's official name is as follows:
    • Cornish: Rywvaneth Unys Breten Veur ha Kledhbarth Iwerdhon;
    • Irish: Ríocht Aontaithe na Breataine Móire agus Thuaisceart Éireann;
    • Scots: Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Northren Irland;
    • Scottish Gaelic: Rìoghachd Aonaichte Bhreatainn Mhòir agus Èireann a Tuath;
    • Welsh: Teyrnas Unedig Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon
  2. ^ See Terminology of the British Isles for further explanation of the usage of the term "Britain" in geographical and political contexts.
  3. ^ a b "United Kingdom". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uk.html. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Encyclopaedia Britannica". http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/615557/United-Kingdom. Retrieved 2007-09-25. "Island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe" 
  5. ^ "Countries within a country". www.number-10.gov.uk. http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page823. Retrieved 2007-06-13. "Countries within a country" 

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