The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a sovereign country in north-western Europe, off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom is a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy.
The United Kingdom has the world’s fifth-largest economy by nominal gross domestic product, and the tenth-largest by purchasing power parity.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is known as the United Kingdom, the UK, Britain
- The Island of Great Britain comprises England, Wales & Scotland.
- Northern Ireland occupies the northeastern part of the island of Ireland. On the island of Ireland.
Flags of Independent states of the UK
List of United Kingdom’s 10 biggest cities by population
United Kingdom Stats and Facts
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland brief History
|1536||Act of Union joins England and Wales|
|1707||Act of Union unites Scotland and England, together with Wales to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.|
|1801||The Irish Parliament voted to join the Union. The then Kingdom of Great Britain becomes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.|
|1922||The name changed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland when most of the Southern counties in Ireland choose independence.|
The British passport currently ranks on the 7th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 190 countries.
British passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 39 destinations in the world. The United Kingdom is the 10th most visited country in the world.
More Information can be found on VisaIndex