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 island state in the British Isles of north-west Europe, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK), or Britain.[1][2][3] The UK comprises the island of Great Britain (a term sometimes loosely applied to the whole state), the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and a large number of smaller islands.

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

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General reference[edit]

Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies, Territories and Commonwealth[edit]

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

Countries of the UK and their subdivisions[edit]

Crown dependencies[edit]

Main article: Crown dependencies

British Overseas Territories[edit]

Commonwealth of Nations[edit]

Not to be confused with Commonwealth of England.

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

Geography, resources and demography of the UK[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of the United Kingdom
See also: Geography of England, Geography of Northern Ireland, Geography of Scotland and Geography of Wales

Ecoregions[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of the United Kingdom

Environment[edit]

Geographic features[edit]

Regions[edit]

Thirteen areas are designated as national parks in England and Wales

Municipalities[edit]

Resources of the UK[edit]

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, 2012.

Demography[edit]

Ethnicity[edit]

Government, monarchy, politics and honours in the UK[edit]

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

Monarchy[edit]

Branches of the government[edit]

Executive branch[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

Foreign relations[edit]

International organisation membership[edit]

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

Local government[edit]

Politics of England[edit]

Main article: Politics of England

Politics of Northern Ireland[edit]

Politics of Scotland[edit]

Main article: Politics of Scotland

Politics of Wales[edit]

The Senedd in Cardiff
Main article: Politics of Wales

Honours[edit]

Military and Defence of the UK[edit]

Main article: British Armed Forces

Command[edit]

Forces[edit]

History[edit]

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

Related topics[edit]

Law and order in the UK[edit]

Law of England and Wales[edit]

Main articles: English law and Welsh law

Law of Northern Ireland[edit]

Main article: Northern Ireland law

Law of Scotland[edit]

Main article: Scots law

Infrastructure of the UK[edit]

Economy of the UK[edit]

History of the UK[edit]

"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[edit]

History of the UK, by subject[edit]

Culture of the UK[edit]

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

Architecture of the United Kingdom[edit]

The arts in the UK[edit]

Museums in the UK[edit]

Music in the UK[edit]

Led Zeppelin performing in 1975
The Proms in 2004

British popular music[edit]

Classical music in the UK[edit]

Folk music in the UK[edit]

British theatre[edit]

British film[edit]

Cultural icons in the UK[edit]

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[edit]

English icons[edit]

Northern Irish icons[edit]

Scottish icons[edit]

Welsh icons[edit]

Languages in the United Kingdom[edit]

People of the UK[edit]

Interest groups and societies[edit]

Religion in the UK[edit]

Sports, games, and pastimes in the UK[edit]

The following are the major sports; local groups may well play many others.

Angling in the UK[edit]

Chess in the UK[edit]

Cricket in the UK[edit]

The first England team to tour Southern Australia
Further information: Cricket

Hiking in the UK[edit]

Association football in the United Kingdom[edit]

Wembley Stadium exterior

Polo[edit]

Rugby in the UK[edit]

England playing Wales in the Six Nations

Sport rowing in the UK[edit]

Skiing in the UK[edit]

Other sports, games, and pastimes in the UK[edit]

Olympic Stadium in June 2011

Education in the UK[edit]

Education in England[edit]

Education in Northern Ireland[edit]

Education in Scotland[edit]

Education in Wales[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "United Kingdom". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Encyclopaedia Britannica". Retrieved 2007-09-25. "Island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe" 
  3. ^ "Countries within a country". www.number-10.gov.uk. Retrieved 2007-06-13. "Countries within a country" 

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