United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign country in north-western Europe, off the north-­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland. Otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. The total area of the United Kingdom is 93,628 square miles, with an estimated population in 2020 of 67 million. The United Kingdom is a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has reigned since 1952.

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Brilliant green meteor lights up the skies over United Kingdom (video)

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It is the start of a crucial year for the United Kingdom’s blossoming space industry. The country could see the first satellites launched from its soil this year, according to U.K. Transport Minister Trudy Harrison.

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'Alarmingly high' vitamin D deficiency in the United Kingdom

'Alarmingly high' vitamin D deficiency in the United Kingdom