Outline of the United Kingdom

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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

    See also Category:United Kingdom and Template:United Kingdom topics


General reference

Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies, Territories and Commonwealth

File:United Kingdom-CIA WFB Map.png
Political map featuring the United Kingdom
Map of the British Crown Dependencies
British Overseas Territories

Countries of the UK and their subdivisions

Crown dependencies

British Overseas Territories

Commonwealth of Nations

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

Geography, resources and demography of the UK

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


Resources of the UK

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



Government, monarchy, politics and honours in the UK

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]

Local government

Politics of England

Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Scotland

Politics of Wales


Military and Defence of the UK




    See: Outline of the United Kingdom#History of the UK

Related topics

Law and order in the UK

Law of England and Wales

Law of Northern Ireland

Law of Scotland

Infrastructure of the UK

Economy of the UK

History of the UK

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

Architecture of the United Kingdom

The arts in the UK

Museums in the UK

Music in the UK

Led Zeppelin performing in 1975

British popular music

Classical music in the UK

Folk music in the UK

British theatre

British film

Cultural icons in the UK

A dish of baked beans over scrambled eggs on toast
A Mini
A cup of tea
Giant's Causeway stones
Edinburgh Castle

United Kingdom icons

English icons

Northern Irish icons

Scottish icons

Welsh icons

Languages in the United Kingdom

People of the UK

Interest groups and societies

Religion in the UK

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

File:English cricket team 1861.jpg
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

Education in the UK

Education in England

Education in Northern Ireland

Education in Scotland

Education in Wales

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "United Kingdom". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Encyclopaedia Britannica". Retrieved 25 September 2007. Island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Countries within a country". www.number-10.gov.uk. Retrieved 13 June 2007. Countries within a country<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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