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The United Kingdom of Great Britain includes England, Scotland, and Wales and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom (or UK) lies only 35 kilometres away from the European mainland and is linked to France by a tunnel under the English Channel. The countryside features level to rolling plains in east and southeast and rugged hills and low mountains to the west and north. Apart from the natural attractions, the UK has a plethora of old castles and ruins from its varied history. There are also many great cities, especially London. The United Kingdom is also well known around the world for their royal family. Dating back over ten centuries, the Monarchy plays an important role in the UK and Commonwealth.

 

Regions in United Kingdom


The name British Overseas Territory was introduced by the British Overseas Territories Act 2002, and replaced the name British-Dependent Territory, wh... READ MORE


The area under the control of Buckinghamshire County Council, or shire county, is divided into four districts - Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks ... READ MORE




The county shares borders with Cornwall to the west and Dorset and Somerset to the east. Its coastline follows the English Channel to the south and th... READ MORE


East Anglia is a peninsula of eastern England. It was named after one of the ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, the Kingdom of the East Angles, which was i... READ MORE


England is a country in the United Kingdom whose mainland territory occupies most of the southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain. The capit... READ MORE


The geology and geography of the Channel make it a productive site for maritime archaeologists and it has thousands of shipwrecks.[10] In August 2007... READ MORE


The Firth of Forth is the estuary or firth of Scotland's River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea between Fife to the north, and West Lothian, t... READ MORE


Great Britain is also the third most populated island on earth, with a population of 58 million people and is the world's 5th largest economy. It lies... READ MORE


Hampshire is a popular holiday area, with tourist attractions including its many seaside resorts, the maritime area in Portsmouth, and the motor museu... READ MORE


The Highland Council area (Sgìre Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd[1] in Gaelic, pronounced [s̪g̊ʲiːɾʲə kɔ.əɾlə nə g̊ɛː.əɫ̪d... READ MORE


Inverness is unusual, however, in that although there are letters patent, dating from 2001 and now held in Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, the city ... READ MORE


The Isle of Man is not a part of the European Union, but has a limited relationship concerning the free movement of goods. The United Kingdom is respo... READ MORE


The Isles of Scilly form an archipelago of six inhabited islands and numerous other small rocky islets (around 140 in total) lying 45 km (28 miles) of... READ MORE


They include two separate bailiwicks: the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey. They are British Crown dependencies, but neither is part ... READ MORE


Lincolnshire is an east England county, known for being and agricultural producer, growing large amounts of wheat, barley, sugar beet, and oilseed rap... READ MORE



Its area also forms the London region of England and the London European Parliament constituency. The region has by far the highest GDP per capita in ... READ MORE




Pembrokeshire is a maritime county, bordered by the sea on three sides, by Ceredigion (Cardiganshire) to the northeast and by Carmarthenshire to the e... READ MORE




Its boundaries include Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. In common usage, ... READ MORE


It is the largest such region in terms of area, and extends from Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This includes the ... READ MORE




Wales is a country which is part of the United Kingdom, bordering England to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west and and it is ... READ MORE


The West Midlands is an official region of England, covering the western half of the area traditionally known as the Midlands. It contains the second ... READ MORE



West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England.... READ MORE



Because of its great size, over time functions were increasingly undertaken by its subdivisions, which have been subject to periodic reform. Throughou... READ MORE


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