Outline of the United Kingdom

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The location of the United Kingdom
An enlargeable map 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 island state in the British Isles of north-west Europe, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK), or Britain.123 The UK comprises the island of Great Britain (a term sometimes loosely applied to the whole state), the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and a large number of smaller islands.


General reference

An enlargeable basic map of the United Kingdom


An enlargeable topographic map of the United Kingdom
See also: Geography of England, Geography of Northern Ireland, Geography of Scotland and Geography of Wales


An enlargeable satellite image of the United Kingdom

Geographic features


Thirteen areas are designated as national parks in England and Wales

United Kingdom, Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies and Territories

  • United Kingdom




Crown dependencies

Map of the British Crown Dependencies

British Overseas Territories


London is the capital of the United Kingdom


Immigration and Ethnicity

  • White Irish

Government and politics

Queen Elizabeth II, the current British monarch
David Cameron, the current British Prime Minister
Main articles: Her Majesty's Government, Monarchy of the United Kingdom, and Politics of the United Kingdom


Branches of the government

Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Foreign relations

International organisation membership

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

Law and order

Law of England and Wales

Law of Northern Ireland

Law of Scotland


Local government

Politics of England

Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Scotland

Politics of Wales

The Senedd in Cardiff

History of the UK

Main article: History of the United Kingdom and Current events of the United Kingdom

Historical states of the British Isles

History of the UK, by subject

Culture of the UK

Sunday roast consisting of roast beef, roast potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding
Britannia is a symbol of the United Kingdom

The arts in the UK

Architecture of the United Kingdom

Architecture of England
Architecture of Scotland
Architecture of Wales
Architecture of Northern Ireland

Gardens in the UK

Museums in the UK

Music in the UK

Led Zeppelin performing in 1975
British popular music
Classical music in the UK
The Proms in 2004
Folk music in the UK

British theatre

British film

Cultural icons in the UK

Map of the UK as part of the British Isles.

United Kingdom icons

A dish of baked beans over scrambled eggs on toast
The Imperial Crown of India, part of the Crown Jewels
A mini
Row of K2 boxes in Covent Garden, September 2007
A cup of tea

English icons

Illustration of Jack the Ripper
Stonehenge in 2007

Northern Irish icons

Scottish icons

Welsh icons

Languages in the United Kingdom

People of the UK

Interest groups and societies

Religion in the UK

Religion in the United Kingdom

Sports, games, and pastimes in the UK

The following are the major sports; local groups may well play many others.

Angling in the UK

Chess in the UK

Cricket in the UK

The first England team to tour Southern Australia

Hiking in the UK

Association football in the United Kingdom

Wembley Stadium exterior


Rugby in the UK

England playing Wales in the Six Nations

Sport rowing in the UK

Skiing in the UK

Other sports, games, and pastimes in the UK

Olympic Stadium in June 2011

Economy and infrastructure of the UK

Regulatory bodies

Trade Union Federations

Transport in the United Kingdom

Education in the UK

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. ^ "Encyclopaedia Britannica". Retrieved 2007-09-25. "Island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe" 
  3. ^ "Countries within a country". www.number-10.gov.uk. Retrieved 2007-06-13. "Countries within a country" 

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