United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, North-Western Europe

The United Kingdom is a sovereign country in north-western Europe. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland.

The capital of United Kingdom and its largest city is London, the fourth-largest city in Europe.

United Kingdom is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to its east, the English Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west. It has the 12th-longest coastline in the world.

United Kingdom has a total area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi). It is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe. It is also the 21st-most populous country.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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