The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, also known as the United Kingdom (UK), has a population of approximately 60 million people. The UK is a multi-national state composed of four parts: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France.


Lies near vital North Atlantic sea lanes; only 35 km from France and linked by tunnel under the English Channel; because of heavily indented coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal waters.




Temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast.


English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic.

Monetary Unit

British Pound (GBP)

Largest Cities

London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Leicester, Kingston upon Hull, Coventry, Bradford, Cardiff, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Belfast, Plymouth, Derby, Southampton, Aberdeen, Newcastle upon Tyne, Preston, Sunderland, Luton, Portsmouth, Norwich, Swansea, Bournemouth, Southend-on-Sea, Swindon, Dundee, Blackpool, Poole, Middlesbrough, Peterborough, Huddersfield, Bolton, Stockport, Ipswich, York, Brighton, Rotherham, Oxford, Gloucester, Newport, Watford, Slough, Blackburn, Basildon, Saint Helens, Northampton, Oldham, Woking-Byfleet, Chelmsford, Colchester

Principal rivers

Crimea, Carpathians, Kyiv, Lviv

Places to Visit

London, Scotland, England, Stonehenge, Edinburgh, The Tower Of London, Wales, Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Westminster Abbey, Bath, Glasgow, The British Museum, Loch Ness, Bermuda, Hyde Park, Oxford, St. Paul's Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, Tate Modern


Aberdeen International Airport Jersey International Airport
Bagby Airfield Kemble Airfield
Barra Airport Kirkwall Airport
Belfast International Airport Land's End Aerodrome
Belfast City Airport Leeds Bradford International Airport
Benbecula Airport Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Birmingham International Airport London Ashford - Lydd Airport
Blackbushe Airport London Biggin Hill Airport
Blackpool Airport London City Airport
Bournemouth Airport London Gatwick Airport
Bristol Filton Aerodrome London Heathrow International Airport
Bristol International Airport Kent International Airport (Manston)
Broadford Airport (Isle Of Skye) London Luton Airport
Caernarfon Airport London Southend Airport
Cambridge City Airport London Stansted Airport
Campbeltown Airport (Machrihanish) Manchester Airport
Cardiff Airport Mid Wales Airport
Carlisle Airport Newcastle International Airport
Channel Islands-Alderney Airport Newquay Cornwall International Airport
Channel Isl. - Guernsey Airport North Coates Flying Club
Coventry Airport Northrepps International Airport (Cromer)
Denham Aerodrome Norwich International Airport
Derry International Airport Nottingham East Midlands Airport
Dundee Airport Oxford (Kidlington) Airport
Durham Tees Valley Airport Pembrey Airport
Edinburgh Airport Penzance Heliport
Enniskillen Airport Plymouth City Airport
Exeter International Airport (EIA) Robin Hood Airport
Fair Isle Airport Rochester Airport
Fairoaks Airport Sandown (Isle of Wight) Airport
Farnborough Airport Sheffield City Airport
Fife (Glenrothes) Airport Shoreham Airport
Gamston Airfield Southampton International Airport
Glasgow Airport Stornoway Airport
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport Sumburgh Airport
Gloucestershire Airport Swansea Airport
Haverfordwest (Withybush) Airport Sywell Aerodrome
Henstridge Airfield Tingwall (Lerwick) Airport
Holyhead (Valley) Airport Tiree Airport
Humberside International Airport Ulster Flying Club (UFC)
Inverness Airport Unst (Baltasound) Airport
Islay International Airport West Wales Airport
Isle of Man Airport Wick Airport

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