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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 Antarctic Territory 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 from 1973 till 2020. 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, 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:

Image:Topographic Map of the UK - Bulgarian.png

Image:Topographic Map of the UK - Lithuanian.png

Image:Topographic Map of the UK - Blank.png

Britain NW 3d relief.jpg 3D perspective relief map
Geology Map Great Britain.svg geology map of Great Britain (with key)
United Kingdom maritime claims.png United Kingdom maritime claims

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

See also the Atlas of England, Atlas of Scotland, Atlas of Wales and Atlas of Northern Ireland
Map of the administrative geography of the United Kingdom.png Map of the administrative geography of the United Kingdom
British Overseas Territories
Location of the BOTs.svg Location of the British Overseas Territories
British Isles Channel Islands.svg The Channels Islands (Guernsey and Jersey)
British Isles Isle of Man.svg Isle of Man

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.

Early history

Beaker culture.png Extent of the Beaker Culture
Celts 800-400BC.PNG Most of the British Isles are under the influence of the Celts. This map shows the possible extent of (proto-)Celtic influence (800-400 BC)

Roman Britain

Romanbritain.jpg Principal sites in Roman Britain
Hadrians Wall map.svg The Hadrians Wall and the Antonine Wall in Roman Britain
Invasions of the Roman Empire 1.png Invasions of the Roman Empire (100-500)
Extent of Western Roman Empire 395.png After the death of Theodosius I, the Roman Empire divides into the ► Western Roman Empire and the ► Eastern Roman Empire. The Roman Britain became part of the Western Roman Empire.
Roman britain 400.jpg Roman Britain around 400
Roman Britain 410.jpg Roman Britain in 410

Post-Roman Britain

Europe 526-600.jpg Europe in 526 and 600
Britain in AD500 - Project Gutenberg eText 16790.jpg Britain in 500
Britain peoples circa 600.svg Demographic map of Britain in 600
MapGB Anglo-Saxon.gif The British Isles around 600
Dalriada.jpg Kingdom of Dál Riata around 650
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

Norman rule

Battle of Hastings map.jpg Battle of Hastings, 1066
Kingdom of England.png Kingdom of England (1282–1707)
The British Isles around 1300.png The British Isles around 1300

Post-Norman history

Hundred years war france england 1435.jpg Hundred Years War
English civil war map 1642 to 1645.JPG English Civil War (1642–1645)
Europe-Great Britain.svg Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1801)
British Isles (orthographic projection).svg United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1922)

British Empire

British Empire evolution3.gif Territorial evolution of the British Empire (1492–2007)
British Empire 1790.jpg British Empire in 1790
British Empire in 1898.png British Empire in 1898
British Empire 1921.png British Empire in 1921
British Empire in 1959.png British Empire in 1959

Old maps

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

Atlas Van der Hagen-KW1049B11 004-A NEW MAP OF THE KINGDOME of ENGLAND, Representing the Princedome of WALES, and other PROVINCES, CITIES, MARKET TOWNS, with the ROADS from TOWN to TOWN.jpeg 1690 map of the Kingdom of England
British isles 802.jpg 1911 map of the British Isles about 802
The British Isles about 1300.jpg 1911 map of the British Isles about 1300
52 of 'The Round World ... New edition, revised, etc' (11296341524).jpg 1890 map of the United Kingdom
Europe and other continents (1901) (14763679725).jpg 1901 map of the United Kingdom
Britische Inseln 1905.png 1905 map of the United Kingdom


Linguistic maps

Dialects of English in UK and Ireland.svg English dialects in the United Kingdom and Ireland (1996)
Scots speakers in the 2011 census.png Scots language in Scotland (2011 census)
Scots Gaelic speakers in the 2011 census.png Scottish Gaelic in Scotland (2011 census)
Welsh speakers in Wales 2011.svg Welsh language in Wales (2011 census)
Map of those with some ability in Irish in the 2011 census in Northern Ireland.png Irish in Northern Ireland (2011 census)
Ulster-Scots speakers in the 2011 census in Northern Ireland.png Ulster Scots in Northern Ireland (2011 census)


Maps of Sealand

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

Satellite maps

Cloud-free Europe ESA17486464 (British Isles).jpeg 2017 satellite composite image of the British Isles
United Kingdom satellite image.png 2006 satellite image of the British Isles (without Shetland)
MODIS - Great Britain and Ireland - 2012-06-04 during heat wave.jpg 2012 satellite image of the British Isles (without Shetland)


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