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United Kingdom Fast Facts:
Location, Location, Location: The United Kingdom is an island located on the western coast of mainland Europe just northwest of France. The country includes the regions of England, Scotland, Whales and Northern Ireland. The terrain consists mainly of rolling hills and low mountains.
Government: The United Kingdom is governed as a constitutional monarchy divided into Commonwealth Realms.
Size Matters: The total land area of the United Kingdom is 243,610 sq km, which is slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Oregon and ranks as the 86th largest country in the world.
Cities: The national capital and largest city is London, which is unquestionably the largest city in the European Union and ranks as the 19th largest city in the world. Other major cities include Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and Leeds.
Did You Know? The United Kingdom maintains control of fourteen overseas territories, which are remnants of the historic British Empire.