Welcome to the U.K.!

The United Kingdom or the U.K. (officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) is a unique country made up of four nations: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

These 4 nations are located on two islands: Great Britain and Ireland. England, Wales and Scotland are on Great Britain and Northern Ireland is on Ireland. The U.K.'s only land border is the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Facts

Climate: Humid temperate oceanic climate

Population: 67 million people

Capital: London

Government: Parliamentary Monarchy, Democracy

Regions: 4 countries and 9 English regions

Languages: English (also Scots, Welsh and Irish)

Religion: 60% Christians

Currency: British Pound

Economy: Producer of milk and wheat

National Anthem: "God Save the King"

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History

  • 6000 BCE - British Isles separates from Europe
  • 600 BCE - Celtics begin to arrive
  • 43 - 410 - Romans invades Britain, found London
  • 450 - Anglo-Saxsons begin to arrive
  • 793 - Vikings begin to arrive
  • 866 - 926 - Vikings invade Britain
  • 1016 - Danish conquer England
  • 1066 - Normans (Vikings from France) conquer England
  • 1297 - William Wallace leads Scotts against the English
  • 1337 - 1453 - Hundred Year's War with France
  • 1455 - 1485 - War of the Roses, House of Tudor begins
  • 1536 - England and Wales joins to become one
  • 1580 - Sir Francis Drake completes journey around the globe
  • 1588 - Sir Francis Drake defeat Spanish Armada
  • 1600 - East India Company is established
  • 1602 - James I (Scot) becomes king of England and Scotland
  • 1707 - England, Wales and Scotland joins to become Great Britain
  • 1776 - American colonies declares independence
  • 1801 - Great Britain joins Ireland to become United Kingdom
  • 1805 - British fleet defeats Frances's Napoleon
  • 1914 - 1918 - World War I
  • 1921 - Ireland becomes independent
  • 1939 - 1945 - World War II

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