The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a sovereign country in north-western Europe, off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom is a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy.
The United Kingdom has the world’s fifth-largest economy by nominal gross domestic product, and the tenth-largest by purchasing power parity.The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is known as the United Kingdom, the UK, Britain
- The Island of Great Britain comprises England, Wales & Scotland.
- Northern Ireland occupies the northeastern part of the island of Ireland. On the island of Ireland.
Flags of Independent States of the UK
United Kingdom Stats and Facts
|Overview of the United Kingdom|
|Population||67.33 million (2021)|
|Capital & Largest City||London|
|Area||241,930 sq km|
|Monetary unit||British pound|
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Brief History
|1536||Act of Union joins England and Wales|
|1707||Act of Union unites Scotland and England, together with Wales to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.|
|1801||The Irish Parliament voted to join the Union. The then Kingdom of Great Britain becomes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.|
|1922||The name changed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland when most of the Southern counties in Ireland choose independence.|
Learn More About the UK
The UK is composed of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government, and its capital is London.
The British passport currently ranks in 7th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 190 countries.
British passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 39 destinations in the world. The United Kingdom is the 10th most visited country in the world.
More Information can be found on VisaIndex