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United Kingdom
Y Deyrnas Unedig
An Rìoghachd Aonaichte
An Ríocht Aontaithe
Unitit Kinrick
Rywvaneth Unys
Le Royaume-Uni

English United Kingdom - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country and sovereign state that lies to the northwest of Continental Europe with Ireland to the west. It occupies the majority of the British Isles and its territory and population are primarily situated on the island of Great Britain and in Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland. The United Kingdom is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and its ancillary bodies of water, including the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, and the Irish Sea. The mainland is linked to ► France by the Channel Tunnel, with Northern Ireland sharing a land border with the ► Republic of Ireland. The United Kingdom is a political union made up of four constituent nations: ► England, ► Scotland, ► Wales and ► Northern Ireland. The British crown has three dependencies, the ► Isle of Man, ► Guernsey and ► Jersey.
The United Kingdom also has many overseas territories, including Bermuda, Gibraltar, Pitcairn Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Falkland Islands, and British Antarctica among others. A constitutional monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II is also the Queen and Head of State of 15 other Commonwealth Realms such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Overseas territories of the United Kingdom of ► Anguilla, ► Bermuda, ► British Indian Ocean Territory, ► British Virgin Islands, ► Cayman Islands, ► Falkland Islands, ► Gibraltar, ► Montserrat, ► Pitcairn Islands, ► Saint Helena (with ► Ascension Island and ► Tristan da Cunha), ► South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, ► Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as ► Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

Cymraeg Y Deyrnas Unedig - Teyrnas Unedig Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon

Mae Teyrnas Unedig Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon yn cynnwys Prydain Fawr (Lloegr, Yr Alban, Cymru) a Gogledd Iwerddon. Fe'i lleolir i ogledd-orllewin cyfandir Ewrop ac fe'i amgylchynnir gan Fôr y Gogledd, Môr Udd a'r Môr Iwerydd. Hefyd o dan sofraniaeth y Deyrnas Unedig, ond heb fod yn rhan o'r brif ynys, mae Gwledydd Dibynnol y Goron, Ynysoedd y Sianel ac Ynys Manaw, a nifer o diriogaethau tramor.

Gàidhlig An Rìoghachd Aonaichte - An Rìoghachd Aonaichte na Breatainn Mhòr agus Eirinn a Tuath

An Rìoghachd Aonaichte na Breatainn Mhòr agus Eirinn a Tuath - Dùthaich a bha stèidhte ann an 1707 an dèidh aonadh eadar pàrlamaid Alba agus pàrlamaid Shasainn. Tha gach dùthcha air a bhith fo aon monarcachd o' am bliadhna 1603 'nuair a fhuair Rìgh Seumas VI grèim air cathair-rìgh Shasainn an dèidh bàs ban-rìgh Ealasaid I de Shasainn, am monarc mu dheireadh bho teaghlach nan Tudor.

Gaeilge An Ríocht Aontaithe - An Ríocht Aontaithe na Breataine Móire agus Tuaisceart Éireann

Is stát in iarthar na hEorpa agus san Aontas Eorpach í Ríocht Aontaithe na Breataine Móire agus Thuaisceart Éireann. Cruthaíodh í tar éis achtanna aontachta (Béarla: Acts of Union) agus anois, is iad Sasana, Alba, an Bhreatain Bheag (Cymru) agus Tuaisceart Éireann ceithre chuid an stáit seo.

Scots Unitit Kinrick - Unitit Kinrick o Graet Breetain an Northren Irland

The Unitit Kinrick o Graet Breetain an Northren Irland is a state in wastren Europe. The UK haes fower launds: Ingland, Wales an Scotland, on the island o Graet Breetain; an Northren Irland, on the island o Irland, alang wi ither wee bits aboot the warld. The UK haes a population o 60 million.

Kernewek Rywvaneth Unys - Rywvaneth Unys Breten Veur ha Kledhbarth Iwerdhon

Rywvaneth Unys Breten Veur ha Kledhbarth Iwerdhon - Stat yn Europa hag y'n Unyans Europek yw an Rywvaneth Unys. Yma tri a'y beswar pow yn ynys Breten Veur: Alban, Kembra, ha Pow Sows; hag yma an peswara yn Ynys Iwerdhon: henn yw Kledhbarth Iwerdhon. Konna-tir yn soth-west an ynys yw Kernow; y prederir nep-prys mayth yw Kernow an peswara pow a Vreten Veur.

Short name  United Kingdom
Official name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Status United independent country since 1707, member of the ► European Union since 1973. Permanent Member of the UN Security Council.
Location Western Europe
Capital London
Population 66,435,550 inhabitants
Area 244,820 km²
Major languages English (official) and recognized regional languages (Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Scots, Cornish)
Major religions Protestantism (Anglicanism and others) and Roman Catholicism
More information United Kingdom, Geography of the United Kingdom, History of the United Kingdom and Politics of the United Kingdom
More images United Kingdom - United Kingdom (Category).

General maps

Uk-map.svg Map of the United Kingdom
Uk topo en.jpg Topographic map

Other languages:

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Britain NW 3d relief.jpg 3D perspective relief map
Geology Map UK.svg geology map of Great Britain (with key)
United Kingdom maritime claims.png United Kingdom maritime claims
Map of the administrative geography of the United Kingdom.png Map of the administrative geography of the United Kingdom
Map of England within the United Kingdom.svg Map of England within the United Kingdom
EnglandAdminCountiesNumbered.png Administrative counties of England
EnglandRegions.png Regions of England
NImap-CIA.jpg Map of Northern Ireland
Map of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom.svg Map of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland - Local Government Districts.png Districts of Northern Ireland
Scotland map.png Map of Scotland
Map of Scotland within the United Kingdom.svg Map of Scotland within the United Kingdom
ScotlandCountiesNumbered.png Scottish counties
Scotland1974Numbered.png Regions of Scotland
Map of Wales within the United Kingdom.svg Map of Wales within the United Kingdom
Map of Wales.GIF Map of Wales
WalesNumbered.png Subdivisions of Wales
WalesNumbered2003.png Counties of Wales
Location of the BOTs.svg Location of the British Overseas Territories
Commonwealth and BOTs.jpg The British Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Great Britain and Northern Ireland, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Beaker culture.png Extent of the Beaker Culture
Celts 800-400BC.PNG Possible extent of (proto-)Celtic influence 800-400 BC
Celts in Europe.png Celts in Europe
Distribution of Celts in Europe.png Celts in Europe
CymruLlwythi.PNG Tribes of Wales at the time of the Roman invasion. Exact boundaries are conjectural
Roman expansion 264 BC Shepherd.jpg Territorial development of the Roman Empire 264 BC-192, including the conquest of present England
Roman Empire in 50 BC.png Map of the Roman Empire in 50
Roman Empire.png The extent of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire;
  133 BC
  44 BC (late Republic, after conquests by republican generals)
  AD 14 (death of Augustus)
  117 (maximum extension)
Roman Legions camps - AD 80.png Camps of the Roman Legions in 80
Romia Imperio.png Map of the Roman Empire in 116
Roman empire.png Roman Empire in 117
Romanbritain.jpg Principal sites in Roman Britain
Hadrians Wall map.svg Hadrians Wall during the Roman Empire
Roman empire 395.jpg Roman Empire divided 395, showing the dioceses and praetorian prefectures of Gaul, Italy, Illyricum and Oriens (east), roughly analogous to the four Tetrarch zones of influence after Diocletian's reforms.
Extent of Western Roman Empire 395.png Western Roman Empire 395
Theodosius I's empire.png The division of the Empire after the death of Theodosius I, ca.395 AD superimposed on modern borders.
Roman britain 400.jpg Roman Britain around 400
Brittain 410.jpg Roman Britain in the year 410
Roman Britain 410.jpg Britain in 410
Invasions of the Roman Empire 1.png Invasions of the Roman Empire 100-500
Karte völkerwanderung.jpg Invasions of the Roman Empire 100-500
Rome406.jpeg Division of the Roman Empire in 406
628px-Western and Eastern Roman Empires 476AD(3).PNG Eastern Roman Empire and Western Roman Empire, c.476
Europe 526-600.jpg Europe 526-600
Britain in AD500 - Project Gutenberg eText 16790.jpg Britain in 500
Britain 500 CE.png
Britain peoples circa 600.svg History of Anglo-Saxon England
Angles, Saxons, Jutes in Britain year 600.jpg Britain in 600
George William Collen - Britannia Saxonica.jpg Britain around 600
MapGB Anglo-Saxon.gif Britain around 600
Robert Morden - Britannia Saxonica.jpg Britain around 600
Saxon England according to the Saxon Chronicle.jpg Britain around 600
Saxonengland.jpg Britain around 600
Dalriada.jpg Kingdom of Dál Riata around 650
CymruMap.PNG Mediaeval kingdoms of Wales 700-1000
Kingdom of Mercia.png Kingdom of Mercia, 600-900
Viking expansion.png Map showing Scandinavian settlement in the eighth (dark red), ninth (red), tenth (orange) and eleventh (yellow) centuries. Areas denoted in green are those affected by frequent viking incursions but with little or no Scandinavian settlement.
British isles 802.jpg The British isles in 802
Britain 802.jpg Britain in 802
Angleterre 871.png England in 871
England-878ad.jpg England in 878
Angleterre 886.png England in 886
Britain 886.jpg England in 886
Angleterre 897.png England in 897
Battle of Hastings map.jpg Battle of Hastings, 1066
CymruMap1093.PNG Wales in 1093
SCOTLANG1100.PNG Ethnic map of Scotland around 1100
CymruLlywelyn.PNG Wales in 1217
Scotland grevskap.jpg Lordships in Medieval Scotland, c. 1230
Hundred years war france england 1435.jpg Hundred Years War
English civil war map 1642 to 1645.JPG English Civil War 1642-1645
LocationIslandGreatBritain.png Kingdom of Great Britain, 1707
Location Great Britain and Ireland.png United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1801
British Empire 1897.jpg British Empire 1897
British Empire 1921.png British colonial empire in 1921
British Empire Anachronous 4.PNG Development of the British (colonial) empire: 1.Pink: colonies held by 1945; 2.Orange: Dominions; 3.Pink in Orange: colonies of Dominions; 4.Dark Red-Brown: areas lost by 1920; 5.Light pink: areas occupied in world war II; 6.Purple: Protectorates and Princely States (in India); 7.Lavender: areas lost by 1705 (England only); 8.Hachured: sphere of influence (click image for better resolution); 9.Salmon: areas of defeated Axis occupied 1943-1955
Commonwealth of Nations.svg

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Herman Moll Map of England and Wales.jpg 1710 Map of England and Wales
Moll - The north part of Great Britain called Scotland.png 1726 map of Scotland
Saxon England according to the Saxon Chronicle.jpg 1830 map
Britische Inseln 1905.png 1905 map

Other maps

English Dialects.jpg English dialects
ScotlandGaelic2001.gif Gaelic in Scotland
Siaradwyr y Gymraeg ym Mhrif Ardaloedd Cymru.png Welsh language

Maps of Sealand

Location Sealand.PNG Location of Sealand
Map of Sealand with territorial waters.png Sealand and the territorial waters

Satellite maps

United Kingdom satellite image.png Satellite image of the United Kingdom

Notes and references

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