Where is United Kingdom (UK)?

The United Kingdom is located in Western Europe. The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, The North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south, the Celtic Sea to the southwest and the Irish Sea. It lies between latitudes 55.0000° North and longitudes 3.00° West.

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Location Map of UK

Where is UK Located?

The given United Kingdom location map shows that United Kingdom is located in the off coast of Western Europe. UK map shows that it is an archipelago that includes Great Britain, northern part of Ireland and numerous smaller islands in the nearby vicinity. The country has maritime boundaries with nearby countries including France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway; however, it has international boundary with only country that is Ireland. Ireland itself is an Island country and UK has sovereignty over the Northern Ireland. UK is separated by France by English Channel and North Sea lies east of UK and Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland.

The capital city of UK is London located in the south-eatern part of Great Britain. The government type of United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state. However, it is governed by the Parliamentry system. The Prime Minister is the head of governemnt. Politically, it is a country that comprises four countries i.e. England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, European Union, G8, G20, NATO, OECD, the Council of Europe and the World Trade Organization.

Interestinlgy, the UK is first industrilized country of the world. At present, it is quite developed country and its economy is the sixth largest economy by nominal GDP and eighth largest economy by purchasing power parity in the world. The country has very resourceful in terms of cultural, military, scientific and also political influence. Moreover, UK is a recognised nuclear weapons state. Its military expenditure ranks third in the world; however, by some other people it is also calculated as 4th rank in the world.

List of British Overseas Territories

NameCapitalLocationAreaPopulation
AnguillaThe ValleyCaribbean, North Atlantic Ocean91 sq km (35.1 sq mi)14,869 (201)
BermudaHamiltonNorth Atlantic Ocean between the Azores, the Caribbean, Cape Sable Island and Canada54 sq km (20.8 sq mi)62,506 (201)
British Antarctic TerritoryRothera (main base)Antarctica1,709,400 sq km (660,000 sq mi)50-400
British Indian Ocean TerritoryDiego Garcia (base)Indian Ocean60 sq km (23 sq mi)3,000 non-permanent
British Virgin IslandsRoad TownCaribbean, North Atlantic Ocean153 sq km (59 sq mi)31,758 (2018)
Cayman IslandsGeorge TownCaribbean264 sq km (101.9 sq mi)68,076 (201)
Falkland IslandsStanleySouth Atlantic Ocean12,173 sq km (4,700 sq mi)3,377 (201)
GibraltarGibraltarIberian Peninsula, Continental Europe6.5 sq km (2.5 sq mi)33,701 (201)
MontserratPlymouth (abandoned due to volcano—de facto capital is Brades)Caribbean, North Atlantic Ocean101 sq km (39 sq mi)5,215 (2019)
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno IslandsAdamstownPacific Ocean47 sq km (18 sq mi)50 (2018)
"Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha,JamestownSouth Atlantic Ocean420 sq km (162 sq mi)5,633 (2016)
Saint HelenaJamestownSouth Atlantic Ocean 4,349 (2019)
Ascension IslandJamestownSouth Atlantic Ocean 880 estimate
Tristan da CunhaJamestownSouth Atlantic Ocean 300 estimate
South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsKing Edward PointSouth Atlantic Ocean3,903 sq km (1,507 sq mi)99 non-permanent
Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and DhekeliaEpiskopi CantonmentCyprus, Mediterranean Sea255 sq km (98 sq mi)7700 estimate
Turks and Caicos IslandsCockburn TownLucayan Archipelago, North Atlantic Ocean430 sq km (166 sq mi)38,191

Facts About UK:

CountryUnited Kingdom
Continent Europe
Constituent countriesEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
British Overseas Territories 14 territories
Where is LocatedUnited Kingdom is a country located in the Northern Europe
Coordinates 51.5, -0.116667
Capital London
Largest City London
Neighboring CountriesIreland
Administrative divisions4 Regions
Area 93,628 sq mi (242,495 sq km)(78th)
Population 68,02 Millions (2020)
Official Language English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish
Currency Pound Sterling (GBP)
ISO Alpha-2 CodeGB
ISO Alpha-3 Code GBR
ISO Numeric Code826
GDP (PPP)$3.131 trillion(9th)
Calling code 44
Time Zone GMT (UTC±0)
Internet TLD .uk

Places to See in United Kingdom:

London EyeGiant's CausewayPeak District National ParkBen NevisWarwick Castle
Tower of LondonWestminster AbbeyThe ShardHadrian's WallYork Minster
StonehengePalace of WestminsterLake District National ParkZSL London ZooLand's End Landmark Attraction
The British MuseumThe National GalleryOxford StreetUrquhart CastleShakespeare's Globe
Big BenWindsor CastleLoch LomondRoyal Botanic Gardens, KewWindsor Resort
Buckingham PalaceTrafalgar SquareThe Regent's ParkStirling CastleScience Museum
Tower BridgeLondon BridgeVictoria and Albert MuseumDartmoor National ParkRoyal Albert Dock Liverpool
St. Paul's CathedralLoch NessPalace of HolyroodhouseBlenheim PalaceConwy Castle
Hyde ParkSnowdonia National ParkBorough MarketNational Trust Carrick-a-RedeGreenwich Park
Edinburgh CastleNatural History MuseumKensington PalaceAlton TowersSEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium