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About the United Kingdom
Map is showing the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) and Britain, a country in northern Europe that consists of England, Wales, Scotland, and the province of Northern Ireland which occupies the northeastern part of the island of Ireland.
The UK is located on an archipelago known as the British Isles with the main islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the surrounding island groups of the Hebrides, the Shetlands, the Orkneys, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Wight. The United Kingdom is located off the northern coast of France, and west of Sweden and Denmark, between the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean.
Comparison: with an area of 242,900 km² the United Kingdom itself is not quite half the size of Spain, or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Oregon.
Highest elevation in Britain is Ben Nevis 1,344 m (4,409 ft), located in the Grampian mountain range, one of the three major mountain ranges in the Scottish Highlands. The sparsely populated Highlands at the northern end of Great Britain island are one of two main historical regions in Scotland, they are separated by the Highland Boundary Fault from the Scottish Lowlands.
Scotland is divided into three distinct geographical areas: 1. the mountainous Highlands, 2. the relatively low-lying Central plain (Central Belt), the area with the highest populational because most of the major cities of Scotland are located there, and 3. the southernmost part in Scotland, the Southern Uplands, a mainly agricultural region with hills and valleys.
The longest river in Great Britain is River Severn with a length of about 354 kilometers (220 mi), it runs through the central region of Wales and England and empties into Bristol Channel.
Wales is generally a mountainous country, particularly in the north and central regions, its highest mountain is Snowdon with 1,085 m (3,560 ft).
England occupies the central and southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain. The longest river entirely in England is the Thames, with 346 km (215 mi). The northern part of England is dominated by the Pennines, a low-rising mountain range, considered to be one of the most scenic areas in the United Kingdom. South of the Pennines are the English Lowlands which consists of rolling hills.
United Kingdom's capital, largest city, and political and financial center is London. The Royal Greenwich Observatory, in South East London, is the defining point of the Prime Meridian (Longitude 0°).
Official language in the UK is English, recognized regional languages are Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, and Cornish.
Border Countries: Ireland, since 1994 the Channel Tunnel beneath the English Channel links the UK with France. Britain shares maritime borders with Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, and the Faroe Islands (Denmark).
Depicted on the map is the United Kingdom with international borders, major cities, main roads, and major airports.
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The map shows the location of following cities in Britain:
Largest Cities: London (Greater London 2015 est.: 8.55 million), Birmingham (1 million), Leeds (751,000), Glasgow (600,000), Liverpool (534,900), Sheffield (552,000), Bradford (522,000), Manchester (503,000), Edinburgh (468,000), Bristol (428,000).
Other cities and towns by country/dependency
Ayr, Bath, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cambridge, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Colchester, Coventry, Dover, Exeter, Gloucester, Grimsby, Hastings, Hull, Ipswich, Leicester, Lerwick, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northhampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Penzance, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Scarborough, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Torquay, Wolverhampton, Worcester, and York.
Northern Ireland: Belfast (capital)
Scotland: Edinburgh (capital)
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