The United Kingdom, also known as Britain, is a sovereign state that is located on the north-west coast of continental Europe. The United Kingdom (U.K.) is made up of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The U.K. is an island nation that is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The weather in this section of the world is known to be cold and rainy, but summers can be sunny and warm.
The United Kingdom is governed by a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. The United Kingdom was a massive empire in the 19th and 20th centuries and it is the homeland of the Industrial Revolution. At present, the United Kingdom is the world’s sixth largest economy by GDP and eight largest by purchasing power parity. The national anthem is “God Save the Queen.”
Overall, the United Kingdom encompasses 94,060 square miles of land. The population is 63,705,000, the quality of life is quite high (considering that the U.K. is a first world country) and the national currency is the British Pound. The national language is English and people drive on the left hand side of the road.
Below is a list of five things that are associated with the United Kingdom: