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.
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.
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
|Legal Name||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; note - the island of Great Britain includes England, Scotland, and Wales|
|51 30 N, 0 05 W|
|Total Area||243,610.00 km2|
|Land Area||241,930.00 km2|
|Water Area||1,680.00 km2|
|Currency||British pounds (GBP)|
|GDP Per Capita||$42,300.27|
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