United Kingdom, island country located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe.
The origins of the United Kingdom can be traced to the time of the Anglo-Saxon king Athelstan, who in the early 10th century CE secured the allegiance of neighbouring Celtic kingdoms and became “the first to rule what previously many kings shared between them,
Countries of the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
Capital and largest city : London
Largest city : London
Currency : Pound sterling (GBP; £)
Time zone : Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Summer (DST) : British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Cordinate and Location : 51°30′N 0°7′W
Official language national language English
Recognised regional languages : Scots Ulster Scots Welsh Cornish Scottish Gaelic Irish
– For over 300 years, French was the official language of the nation.
Ethnic groups (2011) : 87.1% White, 7.0% Asian, 3.0% Black, 2.0% Mixed, 0.9% others,
Religion : 59.5% Christian, 25.7% Irreligious, 4.4% Muslim, 1.3% Hindu, 0.4% Jewish, 1.5% other religions
Demonym : British Briton
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Theresa May
Legislature Parliament : Upper house, House of Lords
• Lower house, House of Commons
• Laws in Wales Acts
1535 and 1542
• Union of the Crowns under James, King of Scots
24 March 1603
• Acts of Union of England and Scotland
1 May 1707
• Acts of Union of Great Britain and Ireland
1 January 1801
• Irish Free State Constitution Act
5 December 1922
• EC accession[note 4]
1 January 1973
242,495 km2 (93,628 sq mi) (78th)
Water (%) : 1.34
GDP (PPP : Total = $2.880 trillion (9th)
Automobiles comprise a large part of the nation’s GDP, generating around 26.6 billion pounds of revenue each year.
Per capita : $43,620 (25th)
The United Kingdom is the 8th largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, and they contribute greatly to the world’s economy.
Agriculture is a large part of the nation’s economy. They grow over 60% of their own foods, and therefore keep their food imports low. The United Kingdom also has a large amount of natural resources. Their lands are rich in iron, limestone, clay, gypsum, lead and coal.
GDP (nominal) : $2.565 trillion (6th)
Drives on the left
Calling code +44
ISO 3166 code GB
Internet TLD .uk
London, England was the first city in the world to have an undergound subway system.
England is the most populous country in the United Kingdom.
England is the largest country in the United Kingdom.
The Summer Olympics were held in England three times
Windsor Palace is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.