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United Kingdom

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 square kilometres (94,530 sq mi)
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

Map of the United Kingdom
Topographic map

Other languages:

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3D perspective relief map
geology map of Great Britain (with key)
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
British Overseas Territories
Location of the British Overseas Territories
The Channels Islands (Guernsey and Jersey)
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

Extent of the Beaker Culture
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

Principal sites in Roman Britain
The Hadrians Wall and the Antonine Wall in Roman Britain
Invasions of the Roman Empire (100-500)
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 around 400
Roman Britain in 410

Post-Roman Britain

Europe in 526 and 600
Britain in 500
Demographic map of Britain in 600
The British Isles around 600
Kingdom of Dál Riata around 650
Kingdom of Mercia (600-900)
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.
The British Isles in 802
Britain in 802
England in 871
England in 878
England in 886
England in 886
England in 897

Norman rule

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

Post-Norman history

Hundred Years War
English Civil War (1642–1645)
Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1801)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1922)

British Empire

Territorial evolution of the British Empire (1492–2007)
British Empire in 1790
British Empire in 1898
British Empire in 1921
British Empire in 1959

Old maps

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

1690 map of the Kingdom of England
1911 map of the British Isles about 802
1911 map of the British Isles about 1300
1890 map of the United Kingdom
1901 map of the United Kingdom
1905 map of the United Kingdom

Linguistic maps

English dialects in the United Kingdom and Ireland (1996)
Scots language in Scotland (2011 census)
Scottish Gaelic in Scotland (2011 census)
Welsh language in Wales (2011 census)
Irish in Northern Ireland (2011 census)
Ulster Scots in Northern Ireland (2011 census)

Maps of Sealand

Location of Sealand
Sealand and the territorial waters

Satellite maps

2017 satellite composite image of the British Isles
2006 satellite image of the British Isles (without Shetland)
2012 satellite image of the British Isles (without Shetland)

Notes and references

General remarks:

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