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  2. United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    The total area of the United Kingdom is 93,628 square miles (242,495 km 2), with an estimated 2022 population of nearly 67 million people. The United Kingdom has evolved from a series of annexations, unions and separations of constituent countries over several hundred years.

  3. United Kingdom, island country located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe. It comprises the whole of the island of Great Britain—which contains England, Wales, and Scotland—as well as the northern portion of the island of Ireland. Its capital is London.

  4. United Kingdom - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The United Kingdom of Great Britain, often shortened to the United Kingdom (or UK), or just Britain, is a sovereign country in Western Europe. It is a constitutional monarchy of four countries which were once separate: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  5. Countries of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    Devolved legislature (3) Since 1922, the United Kingdom has been made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales (which collectively make up Great Britain) and Northern Ireland ( variously described as a country, [1] province, [2] [3] [4] [5] jurisdiction [6] or region [7] [8] ). The UK Prime Minister 's website has used the phrase ...

  6. Great Britain - Wikipedia

    Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the north-west coast of continental Europe, consisting of England, Scotland and Wales. With an area of 209,331 km 2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island and the ninth-largest island in the world.

  7. England - Wikipedia

    England is part of the United Kingdom, a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. [85] There has not been a government of England since 1707, when the Acts of Union 1707, putting into effect the terms of the Treaty of Union, joined England and Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain. [63]

  8. England, predominant constituent unit of the United Kingdom, occupying more than half of the island of Great Britain. England Outside the British Isles , England is often erroneously considered synonymous with the island of Great Britain (England, Scotland , and Wales ) and even with the entire United Kingdom.

  9. United Kingdom - The World Factbook

    Area. total: 243,610 sq km. land: 241,930 sq km. water: 1,680 sq km. note 1: the percentage area breakdown of the four UK countries is: England 53%, Scotland 32%, Wales 9%, and Northern Ireland 6%. note 2: includes Rockall and the Shetland Islands, which are part of Scotland. comparison ranking: total 80.

  10. Geography of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    All overseas territories: 6,805,586 km 2 (2,627,651 sq mi) The United Kingdom is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. With a total area of approximately 248,532 square kilometres (95,960 sq mi), the UK occupies the major part of the British Isles archipelago and includes the island of Great Britain, the ...

  11. History of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

    The history of the United Kingdom began in the early eighteenth century with the Treaty of Union and Acts of Union. The core of the United Kingdom as a unified state came into being in 1707 with the political union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland , [1] into a new unitary state called Great Britain .