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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of two large islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and above five thousand small islands. Their total area is over 315 000 square kilometers. The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated on two large islands called the British Isles. The larger island is Great Britain, which consists of three parts: England, Scotland and Wales. The smaller island is Ireland and there are about five thousand small islands.
Ireland came under English control during the 1600s and was formally united with Great Britain in 1801, creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The republic of Ireland gained its independence in 1922, but the six counties of Ulster remained part of the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the UK) occupies a territory of the British Isles (5,500 islands) with the total area of 244,100 sq. km. The UK is situated off the north-western coast of Europe between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. It is separated from the continent by the English Channel and the Strait of Dover.
But in later years, The United Kingdom has lost many countries to their own independence. The only countries left are Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and of course England. Even more countries of the UK want to gain independence, and Great Britain might not be so great anymore.
Diversity of Cultural Expressions.. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. United States of America. Uzbekistan. Algeria. Bahrain. Egypt. Iraq. Jordan. Kuwait.. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Region: Europe and North America Convention Status: Ratified.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1952 upon the death of her father, George VI.