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The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland and Wales on the island of Great Britain plus Northern Ireland. One of the largest economies in the world. It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union and the Commonwealth. Permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Quick Facts
Location: Western
Language: English
Capital: London
Government: Const.
Population: 60.4 million
Currency: Pound Sterling
Time zone: GMT
Phone code: +44
Internet TLD: .uk

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Major Cities
London 7.2 million
Birmingham 970,000
Glasgow 630,000
Liverpool 465,000
Leeds 440,000
Sheffield 440,000
Edinburgh 430,000
Bristol 420,000
Manchester 395,000
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UK Travel & Tourist Guide
The vibrant city of London is one of Europe's largest and most visited cities with great nightlife and a vast amount of events and attractions. The countryside is a mix of pleasant green grass fields, forests, sea shores, mountain peaks and deep lakes.

Visit Britain
United Kingdom in Wikitravel
England, Scotland, Wales in Lonely Planet
UK Transportation
London Heathrow Airport is one of the world's busiest airports. Stansted, Gatwick, Luton and other airports are also serving London. International airports are avaiable in other major cities as well. Train and bus travel are both easy and efficient ways of getting around. England has an extensive road and motorway network. Motorways are toll free with a few exceptions. Vehicles drive on the left side of the road. There are regular ferry lines to Ireland and mainland Europe.

BAA - British Airport Authority
London Heathrow Airport
London Stansted Airport
London Gatwick Airport
London Luton Airport
London City Airport
Birmingham Airport
Glasgow Airport
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Leeds Bradford Airport
Edinburgh Airport
Bristol Airport
Manchester Airport
British Airways

National Express - UK coach network
First Group - Bus travel
Megabus - Low cost intercity bus travel
Citylink - Scotland bus and coach travel

ViaMichelin - European road map & route planner

National Rail Enquiries
Virgin Trains
GNER - British train operator
First Group - Rail travel

Brittany Ferries
Condor Ferries
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries
DFDS Seaways
Irish Ferries
P&O Ferries
Sea France
Steam Packet Company
History of the United Kingdom
Great Britain has played a key role in developing modern science, industry and parliamentary democracy. The United Kingdom was formed in 1801 by the unification of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) and Ireland. An independent Irish state was formed in 1922, but Northern Ireland still belongs to the UK. The British Empire at its greatest extent covered about 25% of the world's land surface. Though victorious in World Wars I and II, Britain suffered great losses. Today it is one of the most advanced countries of the European Union.

British History
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UK Weather
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