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Outline of the United Kingdom

The location of the United Kingdom

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; a sovereign state in Europe, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK), or Britain.[1][2][3] Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, it includes the island of Great Britain—a term also applied loosely to refer to the whole country—the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands

Contents

General reference

Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies, Territories and Commonwealth

Political map featuring the United Kingdom
Map of the British Crown Dependencies
British Overseas Territories

Countries of the UK and their subdivisions

Crown dependencies

Crown dependencies

British Overseas Territories

British Overseas Territories

Commonwealth of Nations

The United Kingdom is a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations

Geography, resources and demography

An enlargeable topographic map of the United Kingdom

Geography of the United Kingdom

Ecoregions

List of ecoregions in the United Kingdom

An enlargeable satellite image of the United Kingdom

Environment

Geographic features

Regions

Thirteen areas are designated as national parks in England and Wales

Municipalities

Natural Resources

Map of population density in the UK as at the 2011 census.
NASA VIIRS image highlighting UK population centres
Population density (people per km2) by country, 2015.

Demography

Demography of the United Kingdom

Ethnicity

Ethnic groups in the United Kingdom

Government, monarchy, politics and honours

Queen Elizabeth II is the current UK monarch
Theresa May is the current UK Prime Minister

Monarchy

Branches of the government

Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Courts of the United Kingdom

Foreign relations

Foreign relations of the United Kingdom

International organisation membership

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a member of:[1]

Local government

Politics of England

Politics of England

Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Scotland

Politics of Scotland

Politics of Wales

Politics of Wales

Honours


Military and Defence

British troops in Iraq

British Armed Forces

Command

Forces

History

See § History

Related topics

Law and order

Law of the United Kingdom

Law of England and Wales

Law of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland law

Law of Scotland

Scots law

Infrastructure

Economy

Economy of the United Kingdom

History

"A new map of Great Britain according to the newest and most exact observations"

Historical states of the British Isles

By subject

Culture

Sunday roast consisting of roast beef, roast potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding

Culture of the United Kingdom

Architecture

Architecture of the United Kingdom

The arts

Museums

Music

Led Zeppelin performing in 1975
The Proms in 2004

Popular music

Classical music

Folk music

Theatre

Film

Cinema of the United Kingdom

Cultural icons

A cup of tea
Giant's Causeway stones
Edinburgh Castle

United Kingdom icons

English icons

Northern Irish icons

Scottish icons

Welsh icons

Languages

Languages of the United Kingdom

People

Demography of the United Kingdom

Interest groups and societies

Religion

Religion in the United Kingdom

Sports, games, and pastimes

Sport in the United Kingdom The following are the major sports; local groups may well play many others.

Angling

  • National Federation of Anglers
  • National Federation of Sea Anglers
  • Salmon and Trout Association

Chess

Cricket

The first England team to tour Southern Australia
The media centre at Lord's Cricket Ground

Hiking

Association football

Polo

Rugby

England playing Wales in the Six Nations

Sport rowing

Skiing

Other sports, games, and pastimes

Olympic Stadium in June 2011

Education

Education in England

Education in Northern Ireland

Education in Scotland

Education in Wales

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "United Kingdom". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved 25 September 2007. Island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe
  3. ^ "Countries within a country". www.number-10.gov.uk. Retrieved 13 June 2007. Countries within a country

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