Outline of the United Kingdom

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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

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General reference[edit]

Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies, Territories and Commonwealth[edit]

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

Countries of the UK and their subdivisions[edit]

Crown dependencies[edit]

Crown dependencies

British Overseas Territories[edit]

British Overseas Territories

Commonwealth of Nations[edit]

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

Geography, resources and demography[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of the United Kingdom

Geography of the United Kingdom

Ecoregions[edit]

List of ecoregions in the United Kingdom

An enlargeable satellite image of the United Kingdom

Environment[edit]

Geographic features[edit]

Regions[edit]

Thirteen areas are designated as national parks in England and Wales

Municipalities[edit]

Natural Resources[edit]

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[edit]

Demography of the United Kingdom

Ethnicity[edit]

Ethnic groups in the United Kingdom

Government, monarchy, politics and honours[edit]

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

Monarchy[edit]

Branches of the government[edit]

Executive branch[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

Courts of the United Kingdom

Foreign relations[edit]

Foreign relations of the United Kingdom

International organisation membership[edit]

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

Local government[edit]

Politics of England[edit]

Politics of England

Politics of Northern Ireland[edit]

Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Scotland[edit]

Politics of Scotland

Politics of Wales[edit]

The Senedd in Cardiff

Politics of Wales

Honours[edit]


Military and Defence[edit]

British troops in Iraq

British Armed Forces

Command[edit]

Forces[edit]

History[edit]

See § History

Related topics[edit]

Law and order[edit]

Law of the United Kingdom

Law of England and Wales[edit]

Law of Northern Ireland[edit]

Northern Ireland law

Law of Scotland[edit]

Scots law

Infrastructure[edit]

Economy[edit]

Economy of the United Kingdom

History[edit]

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

Historical states of the British Isles[edit]

By subject[edit]

Culture[edit]

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

Culture of the United Kingdom

Architecture[edit]

Architecture of the United Kingdom

The arts[edit]

Museums[edit]

Music[edit]

Led Zeppelin performing in 1975
The Proms in 2004

Popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Folk music[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Film[edit]

Cinema of the United Kingdom

Cultural icons[edit]

A cup of tea
Giant's Causeway stones
Edinburgh Castle

United Kingdom icons[edit]

English icons[edit]

Northern Irish icons[edit]

Scottish icons[edit]

Welsh icons[edit]

Languages[edit]

Languages of the United Kingdom

People[edit]

Demography of the United Kingdom

Interest groups and societies[edit]

Religion[edit]

Religion in the United Kingdom

Sports, games, and pastimes[edit]

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

Angling[edit]

Chess[edit]

Cricket[edit]

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

Hiking[edit]

Association football[edit]

Wembley Stadium exterior

Polo[edit]

Rugby[edit]

England playing Wales in the Six Nations

Sport rowing[edit]

Skiing[edit]

Other sports, games, and pastimes[edit]

Olympic Stadium in June 2011

Education[edit]

Education in England[edit]

Education in Northern Ireland[edit]

Education in Scotland[edit]

Education in Wales[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "United Kingdom". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved 2007-09-25. Island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe 
  3. ^ "Countries within a country". www.number-10.gov.uk. Retrieved 2007-06-13. Countries within a country 

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