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United Kingdom

Great Britain and Northern Ireland!

United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain) is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another sovereign state—the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea.

The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There are three devolved national administrations, each with varying powers, situated in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh; the capitals of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland respectively. The UK remains a great power with leading economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence.

Each country of the United Kingdom has its own system of administrative and geographic demarcation, which often has origins that pre-date the formation of the United Kingdom itself. Consequently there is “no common stratum of administrative unit encompassing the United Kingdom”.

Website of the UK government
Directgov the official UK government website for citizens
UK Parliament
Parliament examines what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day.
Welcome to the official website of the British Monarchy
The official website of the British Monarchy Information on the history of the Monarchy, today s royal family and the Royal Art and Residences

Other places and informational links for United Kingdom:

ALWAYS24-7.CO.UK
Always open 24-7, Fun FREE games, UK movie and Gaming Forum, Addicted 2 Football and UK parenting forum, FREE web resources with FREE software and exchange links programme.

Travel:

A radial road network totals 29,145 miles (46,904 km) of main roads, 2,173 miles (3,497 km) of motorways and 213,750 miles (344,000 km) of paved roads.

The National Rail network consists of 10,072 route miles (16,116 km) in Great Britain and 189 route miles (303 route km) in Northern Ireland.

There re several airports located in the UK. See the individual countries for those and other travel information.


Directions by City or Zip (Postcode)

  You’ll probably need maps, directions or both at some point in your travels. Just type the starting place in the first box, the ending destination in the second box and click “Go”. As an example, you could enter your home address as the starting point and the address of the place you are to stay at as the destination.



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