Outline of the United Kingdom

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

General reference

Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies, Territories and Commonwealth

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

Countries of the UK and their subdivisions

Crown dependencies

Crown dependencies

British Overseas Territories

British Overseas Territories

Commonwealth of Nations

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

Geography, resources and demography

An enlargeable topographic map of the United Kingdom

Geography of the United Kingdom


List of ecoregions in the United Kingdom

An enlargeable satellite image of the United Kingdom


Geographic features


Thirteen areas are designated as national parks in England and Wales


Natural Resources

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 of the United Kingdom


Ethnic groups in the United Kingdom

Government, monarchy, politics and honours

Boris Johnson is the current UK Prime Minister


Branches of the government

Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Courts of the United Kingdom

Foreign relations

Foreign relations of the United Kingdom

International organisation membership

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

Local government

Politics of England

Politics of England

Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Scotland

Politics of Scotland

Politics of Wales

Politics of Wales


Military and Defence

British troops in Iraq

British Armed Forces




See § History

Related topics

Law and order

Law of the United Kingdom

Law of England and Wales

Law of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland law

Law of Scotland

Scots law



Economy of the United Kingdom


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

Historical states of the British Isles

By subject


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

Culture of the United Kingdom


Architecture of the United Kingdom

The arts



Led Zeppelin performing in 1975
The Proms in 2004

Popular music

Classical music

Folk music



Cinema of the United Kingdom

Cultural icons

A cup of tea
Giant's Causeway stones
Edinburgh Castle

United Kingdom icons

English icons

Northern Irish icons

Scottish icons

Welsh icons


Languages of the United Kingdom


Demography of the United Kingdom

Interest groups and societies


Religion in the United Kingdom

Sports, games, and pastimes

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


  • National Federation of Anglers
  • National Federation of Sea Anglers
  • Salmon and Trout Association



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


Association football



England playing Wales in the Six Nations

Sport rowing


Other sports, games, and pastimes

Olympic Stadium in June 2011


Education in England

Education in Northern Ireland

Education in Scotland

Education in Wales

See also


  1. ^ a b "United Kingdom". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved 25 September 2007. Island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe
  3. ^ "Countries within a country". www.number-10.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 9 September 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2007. Countries within a country

External links

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