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The '''United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland''', more commonly known as the '''United Kingdom''' or the '''UK''' is a sovereign state located off the northwestern coast of continental '''Europe'''. It is an island nation, spanning '''Great Britain''' and the north-east part of '''Ireland''', although the whole island of [[Portal:Ireland|Ireland]] was formerly part of the United Kingdom.
  
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. A constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the British Isles and Ireland with the North Sea to the east, English Channel to the south, Irish Sea to the west, and North Atlantic Ocean to the west and north, northwest of France. Comprising England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and several smaller territories around the world. See the CIA ''World Factbook'' at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uk.html.  
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The United Kingdom is a unitary state consisting of four countries: '''England''', '''Northern Ireland''', '''Scotland''' and '''Wales'''.<br />
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It is governed by a parliamentary system with its seat of government in '''London''', England, but with three devolved national administrations in '''Belfast''', Northern Ireland; '''Cardiff''', Wales and '''Edinburgh''', Scotland. England does not have its own national administration.
  
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The '''[[Portal:Isle of Man|Isle of Man]]''' and the '''Channel Islands''', of '''[[Portal:Guernsey|Guernsey]]''' and '''[[Portal:Jersey'|Jersey]]''', are not part of the United Kingdom.
  
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===Genealogy===
  
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*[[Portal:England|England]]
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*[[Portal:Northern Ireland|Northern Ireland]]
  
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Revision as of 14:24, 1 December 2008

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, more commonly known as the United Kingdom or the UK is a sovereign state located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. It is an island nation, spanning Great Britain and the north-east part of Ireland, although the whole island of Ireland was formerly part of the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom is a unitary state consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
It is governed by a parliamentary system with its seat of government in London, England, but with three devolved national administrations in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Cardiff, Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland. England does not have its own national administration.

The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, of Guernsey and Jersey, are not part of the United Kingdom.

Genealogy

For genealogy purposes see: