Wikipedia:Manual of Style/United Kingdom-related articles

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These guidelines deal with United Kingdom-related articles. Please follow the conventions below. If you disagree with any of the conventions, please discuss in the talk page.

For more specific guidelines relating to Northern Ireland and historical Ireland, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (Ireland-related articles).


  • When detailing a settlement, such as the birthplace of a notable person or the headquarters of an organisation, the county (if applicable) and constituent country of the UK should be stated.
  • In cases where there is no applicable county, such as some unitary authorities, then the county should be omitted.
  • Where it is required to display a flag representing the settlement, the flag of the constituent country should follow the Union Flag in accordance with standard flag-display rules.


Settlement Flag
Swindon, Wiltshire, England United KingdomEngland Union Flag & Flag of England
York, England United KingdomEngland Union Flag & Flag of England
Edinburgh, Scotland United KingdomScotland Union Flag & Flag of Scotland