United Kingdom (UK) History, Population, Map, Flag & More

The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

  • Capital: London
  • Dialing code: +44
  • Area: 243,610 km²
  • Prime minister: Rishi Sunak
  • King: Charles III
  • Population: 67.33 million (2021) World Bank