The location of the United Kingdom
The location 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 state in Europe, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK), or Britain.[1][2][3] Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, it includes the island of Great Britain—a term also applied loosely to refer to the whole country—the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands

General reference

Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies, Territories and Commonwealth

Political map featuring the United Kingdom
Political map featuring the United Kingdom
Map of the British Crown Dependencies
Map of the British Crown Dependencies
British Overseas Territories
British Overseas Territories

Countries of the UK and their subdivisions

Main articles: Countries of the United Kingdom and Subdivisions of the United Kingdom

Crown dependencies

Crown dependencies

British Overseas Territories

British Overseas Territories

Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations

Commonwealth of Nations

Not to be confused with Commonwealth of England.

The United Kingdom is a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations

Geography, resources and demography

An enlargeable topographic map of the United Kingdom
An enlargeable topographic map of the United Kingdom

Geography of the United Kingdom

See also: Geography of England, Geography of Northern Ireland, Geography of Scotland, and Geography of Wales

Ecoregions

List of ecoregions in the United Kingdom

An enlargeable satellite image of the United Kingdom
An enlargeable satellite image of the United Kingdom

Environment

Geographic features

Regions

Thirteen areas are designated as national parks in England and Wales
Thirteen areas are designated as national parks in England and Wales

Municipalities

Natural Resources

Map of population density in the UK as at the 2011 census.
Map of population density in the UK as at the 2011 census.
NASA VIIRS image highlighting UK population centres
NASA VIIRS image highlighting UK population centres
Population density (people per km2) by country, 2015.
Population density (people per km2) by country, 2015.

Demography

Demography of the United Kingdom

See also: Demography of England, Demography of Scotland, Demography of Wales, and Demography of Northern Ireland

Ethnicity

Ethnic groups in the United Kingdom

Government, monarchy, politics and honours

Boris Johnson is the current UK Prime Minister
Boris Johnson is the current UK Prime Minister

Main articles: Her Majesty's Government, Monarchy of the United Kingdom, and Politics of the United Kingdom

Monarchy

See also: Republicanism in the United Kingdom

Branches of the government

Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Courts of the United Kingdom

Foreign relations

Foreign relations of the United Kingdom

International organisation membership

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

Local government

Manchester Town Hall, a centre of local government

Politics of England

Politics of England

Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Scotland

The Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh

Politics of Scotland

Politics of Wales

The Senedd in Cardiff
The Senedd in Cardiff

Politics of Wales

Honours

Main article: Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom


Military and Defence

British troops in Iraq
British troops in Iraq

British Armed Forces

Command


Forces

History

See § History

Related topics

Law and order

The Middlesex Guildhall is home to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Law of the United Kingdom

Law of England and Wales

Main articles: English law and Welsh law

Law of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland law

Law of Scotland

Scots law

Infrastructure

Regulatory bodies[edit]

Trade Union Federations[edit]

Transport[edit]

Transport in the United Kingdom

Economy

Economy of the United Kingdom

See also: Economy of England, Economy of Scotland, Economy of Wales, and Economy of Northern Ireland

History

"A new map of Great Britain according to the newest and most exact observations"
"A new map of Great Britain according to the newest and most exact observations"

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

See also: History of England, History of Scotland, History of Wales, and History of Northern Ireland

Historical states of the British Isles

Roman Britain in 410
Roman Britain in 410

By subject

Culture

Sunday roast consisting of roast beef, roast potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding
Sunday roast consisting of roast beef, roast potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire pudding

Culture of the United Kingdom

See also: Culture of England, Culture of Northern Ireland, Culture of Scotland, and Culture of Wales

Architecture

Belfast City Hall is a municipal building in the Edwardian Baroque style.

Architecture of the United Kingdom

Architecture of England[edit]

Architecture of Scotland[edit]

Architecture of Wales[edit]

Architecture of Northern Ireland[edit]

Gardens[edit]

The arts

The Angel of the North near Gateshead by Antony Gormley, 1998

Museums

Music

Led Zeppelin performing in 1975
Led Zeppelin performing in 1975
The Proms in 2004
The Proms in 2004

Popular music

Classical music

Folk music

Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe

Film

Cinema of the United Kingdom

Cultural icons

Union Flag
Row of phone boxes in Covent Garden
AEC Routemaster bus
Black cab
Mini Cooper S
A cup of tea
A cup of tea
Giant's Causeway stones
Giant's Causeway stones
A thistle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
A daffodil, a national symbol of Wales
Land Rover Defender
Stonehenge

United Kingdom icons

English icons

Northern Irish icons

Scottish icons

Welsh icons

Languages

Languages of the United Kingdom

People

Demography of the United Kingdom

Interest groups and societies

Religion

Westminster Abbey is used for the coronation of British monarchs

Religion in the United Kingdom

Sports, games, and pastimes

Sport in the United Kingdom The following are the major sports; local groups may well play many others.

Angling

Chess

Cricket

The first England team to tour Southern Australia
The first England team to tour Southern Australia
The media centre at Lord's Cricket Ground
The media centre at Lord's Cricket Ground

Hiking

Association football

Wembley Stadium exterior
Wembley Stadium exterior
The Old Firm derby

Main articles: Football in the United Kingdom and Association football

Polo

Rugby

England playing Wales in the Six Nations
England playing Wales in the Six Nations

Sport rowing

Skiing

Other sports, games, and pastimes

Olympic Stadium in June 2011
Olympic Stadium in June 2011

Education

Education in England

Education in Northern Ireland

Education in Scotland

Education in Wales

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "United Kingdom". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved 25 September 2007. Island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe
  3. ^ "Countries within a country". www.number-10.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 9 September 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2007. Countries within a country