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Maps of The United Kingdom

Physical map of The United Kingdom showing the terrain, important mountain ranges, rivers, settlements, islands, etc.

Covering an area of 244,820 sq.km, the United Kingdom is a part of the British Isles – which includes the two principal islands of Great Britain and Ireland along with several smaller offshore islands. The Great Britain is the larger of the two islands while Ireland is the 2nd largest.

As observed on the map, Scotland is the most mountainous part of the United Kingdom and is divided into two distinct regions namely – Highlands and the Lowlands. The rugged mountainous highland region occupies the north and west portion and includes the highest point of the United Kingdom – Ben Nevis, that rises to an elevation of 1,345m (4,413ft). In England, the Pennine highlands are present in the northern part while the Cambrian Mountains are found in Wales. As marked on the map, by an upside-down triangle is, the very low region of marsh area known as The Fens, or Fenlands; which at (-4m) or (-13ft) is the lowest point of the United Kingdom.

Administrative Map of The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom comprises of a union of the individual countries of England, Scotland and Wales (collectively, Great Britain) and the constitutionally distinct region of Northern Ireland. The individual countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are further divided into a number of boroughs, cities, council areas, counties and districts.

Covering an area of 240,000 sq.km, the United Kingdom is a part of the British Isles – which includes Great Britain, Ireland and several smaller islands. Located in the southeastern part of England on the banks of the Thames River is London – the capital and the largest city of United Kingdom. It is also the capital of England and is the administrative, economic, financial, commercial and cultural center of the entire United Kingdom.

Where is The United Kingdom?

Map showing location of The United Kingdom in the world.

The United Kingdom is an archipelagic nation located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. It is geographically positioned both in the Northern, Eastern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. The United Kingdom, mainly Northern Ireland shares its only land border with the Republic of Ireland. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the northwest; by the English Channel in the south; the North Sea in the east and the Celtic Sea in the southwest. Ireland is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea.

United Kingdom Bordering Countries: Ireland.

Regional Maps: Map of Europe

Outline Map of The United Kingdom

The above blank map represents United Kingom - an archipelagic nation located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for geography education purposes like map-pointing and coloring activities.

The above outline map represents United Kingdom - an archipelagic nation located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. It is also the largest island of Europe situated between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. 

Key Facts

Legal Name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; note - the island of Great Britain includes England, Scotland, and Wales
Flag
Flag of United Kingdom
Capital City London
51 30 N, 0 05 W
Total Area 243,610.00 km2
Land Area 241,930.00 km2
Water Area 1,680.00 km2
Population 66,834,405
Major Cities
  1. London (9,304,016)
  2. Manchester (2,730,076)
  3. Birmingham (West Midlands) (2,607,437)
  4. West Yorkshire (1,889,095)
  5. Glasgow (1,673,332)
  6. Southampton/Portsmouth (South Hampshire) (927,916)
  7. Liverpool (901,708)
  8. Newcastle upon Tyne (809,481)
  9. Nottingham (787,610)
  10. Sheffield (730,158)
Currency British pounds (GBP)
GDP $2.83 Trillion
GDP Per Capita $42,300.27

This page was last updated on February 25, 2021

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