ⓘ Outline of the United Kingdom

                                     

ⓘ List of topics related to the United Kingdom

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ; a sovereign state in Europe, commonly known as the United Kingdom, or Britain. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, it includes the island of Great Britain - a term also applied loosely to refer to the whole country - the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands

                                     

1.1. Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies, Territories and Commonwealth Crown dependencies

Crown dependencies

  • Channel Islands
  • Alderney
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Sark
                                     

1.2. Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies, Territories and Commonwealth British Overseas Territories

British Overseas Territories

  • Anguilla
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Montserrat
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bermuda
  • Gibraltar
  • Falkland Islands
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • Cayman Islands
  • Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
                                     

1.3. Countries of the United Kingdom, Dependencies, Territories and Commonwealth Commonwealth of Nations

The United Kingdom is a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations

  • Commonwealth realm
  • Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations
  • Commonwealth citizen
  • Head of the Commonwealth
  • Commonwealth Games 1930-
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission 1917-
                                     

2. Geography, resources and demography

Geography of the United Kingdom

  • Location
  • Ireland northeastern sixth of the island
  • Eurasia but not on the mainland
  • Great Britain entire island and adjacent isles
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Northern Europe and Western Europe
  • British Isles
  • Northern Hemisphere, on the Prime meridian
  • Europe
  • Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time = Western European Time UTC+00, British Summer Time = Western European Summer Time UTC+01
  • Area of the United Kingdom: 244.820 km 2 94.530 sq mi - 79th most extensive country
  • Area of the countries of the United Kingdom
  • East: Lowestoft Ness, Suffolk 52°28.87′N 1°45.77′E
  • Low: The Fens at −4 m −13 ft 52.48838°N 0.23118°W  / 52.48838; -0.23118
  • West: Rockall 1 57°35′N 13°41′W
  • Extreme points of the United Kingdom
  • South: Western Rocks, Isles of Scilly 49°51′N 6°24′W
  • High: Ben Nevis, Lochaber at 1.343 m 4.406 ft 56°47′49.150″N 5°0′17.22″W
  • North: Out Stack, Shetland Islands 60°51′N 0°52′W
  • Land boundary: France undersea in Channel Tunnel
  • Coastline: 12.429 km
  • Land boundaries: Republic of Ireland 360 km
  • Atlas of England
  • Atlas of Wales
  • Atlas of Scotland
  • Atlas of the United Kingdom
  • Economic geography of the United Kingdom
  • Atlas of Northern Ireland


                                     

2.1. Geography, resources and demography Environment

  • Green building in the United Kingdom
  • Climate of the United Kingdom
  • Conservation in the United Kingdom
  • Renewable energy in the United Kingdom
  • Solar power in the United Kingdom
  • Wind power in the United Kingdom
  • Green electricity in the United Kingdom
  • Hydroelectricity in the United Kingdom
  • Energy in the United Kingdom
  • Ecoregions in the United Kingdom
  • Environmental issues in the United Kingdom
  • Geology of the United Kingdom
  • Earthquakes in the British Isles
  • National parks of the United Kingdom
  • National parks of England and Wales
  • National parks of Northern Ireland
  • National parks of Scotland
  • Environmentally sensitive area ESA
  • Scenic areas
  • National scenic area – Scotland
  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB – England, Wales, Northern Ireland
  • Protected areas of the United Kingdom
  • Heritage coast
  • Special Area of Conservation SAC European Union
  • Special Protection Area SPA European Union
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest SSSI
  • Wetlands designated under the Ramsar Convention International
  • Scheduled monument
  • Trees of Britain and Ireland
  • Wildlife of the United Kingdom
  • Flora of the United Kingdom
  • List of the vascular plants of Britain and Ireland
  • Fauna of the United Kingdom
  • List of birds of Great Britain
  • List of mammals of the United Kingdom
  • Birds of the United Kingdom
  • List of birds of Wales
  • List of amphibians of Great Britain
  • List of fish of Great Britain
  • Lists of insects of Great Britain
  • List of reptiles of Great Britain
  • List of UK extreme rainfall amounts
  • United Kingdom Climate Change Programme
  • Climate of the United Kingdom
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Environmentally sensitive area
  • Notable trees in Great Britain
  • National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty
  • Green belts
  • Conservation in the United Kingdom
  • Special Protection Area
  • National nature reserve
  • List of waterfalls of the United Kingdom
  • The Great Storm of 1987
  • List of natural disasters in the British Isles
                                     

2.2. Geography, resources and demography Municipalities

  • Cities
  • Capital of the United Kingdom: London
  • Second city of the United Kingdom
  • Cities by population
  • Towns in Wales
  • Towns in England
  • Towns
  • Burghs in Scotland
  • Towns in Northern Ireland
  • Green belt
  • City status in the United Kingdom
  • Conurbations


                                     

2.3. Geography, resources and demography Demography

Demography of the United Kingdom

  • Population of the United Kingdom: 64.105.700 2013 estimate making it the 22nd most populous country and, with a population density of 259/km 2 679/sq.mile, ranking it 51st on the List of sovereign states and dependent territories by population density. This is largely due to the particularly high population density of England which measures 406/km 2.
  • UK birth and deaths since 1960
  • Immigration to the United Kingdom
  • Population of the countries of the United Kingdom
                                     

3. Government, monarchy, politics and honours

  • Elections in the United Kingdom
  • Form of government: parliamentary multi-party representative democratic constitutional monarchy
  • British elections specific elections
  • Censorship in the United Kingdom
  • Gun politics in the United Kingdom
  • Political parties in the United Kingdom
  • Taxation in the United Kingdom
  • Political scandals of the United Kingdom
                                     

3.1. Government, monarchy, politics and honours Monarchy

  • Royal Collection Management Committee
  • British monarchs family tree
  • Royal forest
  • Royal Peculiar
  • Royal Charter
  • British Royal Family
  • Household Division
  • Royal Household
  • Queens Guard and Queens Life Guard
  • List of British monarchs
  • Household Cavalry
  • Royal Librarian
  • Line of succession to the British throne
  • Royal Philatelic Collection
  • Royal Collection
  • Royal Prerogative
  • Royal Warrant of Appointment United Kingdom
  • Royal Style and Titles Act
  • HMY Britannia
  • Monarchy of the United Kingdom
  • List of UK place names with royal patronage
  • Air transport of the Royal Family and government of the United Kingdom
  • Royal Collection Trust
  • Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom
  • Coronation of the British monarch
  • Royal Assent
  • List of British Royal Residences
  • Royal Christmas Message
  • Succession to the British Throne
  • Royal Standard
  • Royal Library, Windsor
  • List of organisations in the United Kingdom with a royal charter
  • Royal Train
  • Style of the British Sovereign
  • List of Royal Yachts of the United Kingdom


                                     

3.2. Government, monarchy, politics and honours Executive branch

  • Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom
  • Coronation of the British monarch
  • Head of state: Monarch of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
  • Head of government: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom list, Boris Johnson
  • Cabinet of the United Kingdom
  • Departments of the United Kingdom Government
                                     

3.3. Government, monarchy, politics and honours Judicial branch

Courts of the United Kingdom

  • Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • Courts of Scotland
  • Courts of Northern Ireland
  • Courts of England and Wales
                                     

3.4. Government, monarchy, politics and honours Foreign relations

Foreign relations of the United Kingdom

  • Special Relationship
  • History
  • Diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom and the United Nations
  • Timeline of British diplomatic history
  • Diplomatic missions of the United Kingdom


                                     

3.5. Government, monarchy, politics and honours International organisation membership

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a member of:

                                     

3.6. Government, monarchy, politics and honours Politics of England

Politics of England

  • Local government in England
  • Regional assemblies in England
  • Mayors in England
  • History of local government in England
                                     

3.7. Government, monarchy, politics and honours Politics of Northern Ireland

Politics of Northern Ireland

  • Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Office vacant
  • Northern Ireland Assembly
  • First Minister of Northern Ireland, Office vacant
  • History of local government in Northern Ireland
  • Local government in Northern Ireland
  • Mayors in Northern Ireland
                                     

3.8. Government, monarchy, politics and honours Politics of Scotland

Politics of Scotland

  • Local government in Scotland
  • History of local government in Scotland
  • Provosts in Scotland
  • History of Scottish devolution
  • Members of the Scottish Parliament
  • 2011 Scottish Parliament election
  • 2016 Scottish Parliament election
  • Pressure Groups in Scotland
  • First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon
  • 2007 Scottish Parliament election
  • Scottish Parliament
                                     

3.9. Government, monarchy, politics and honours Politics of Wales

Politics of Wales

  • Local government in Wales
  • Mayors in Wales
  • History of local government in Wales
  • National Assembly for Wales
  • Welsh Assembly Government
  • First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford
                                     

3.10. Government, monarchy, politics and honours Honours

  • Queens Birthday Honours
  • Chivalric order#Modern orders
  • New Year Honours
  • Prime Ministers Resignation Honours
  • Chivalric order
  • List of honorary British knights and dames
  • Declining a British honour
  • Category:British honours system
                                     

4. Military and Defence

British Armed Forces

Command

  • Chief of the General Staff: General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith
  • Chief of the Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal Michael Wigston
  • First Sea Lord: Admiral Tony Radakin
  • Commander-in-chief: The Sovereign - Queen Elizabeth II
  • Chief of the Defence Staff: General Sir Nick Carter
  • Ministry of Defence United Kingdom
  • Defence Council of the United Kingdom

Forces

  • British Armed Forces
  • British Army
  • Royal Marines
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Navy

Related topics

  • Nuclear weapons and the United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom and weapons of mass destruction
                                     

5. History

  • Timeline of British history
  • History of the United Kingdom
  • Timeline of English history
  • History of England
  • Social history of England
  • History of Scotland
  • Timeline of Scottish history
  • History of Wales
  • Plantation of Ulster
  • History of Northern Ireland
  • Act of Union 1800
  • Acts of Union 1707
  • Treaty of Union
  • History of the formation of the United Kingdom
  • British Empire and the Commonwealth
  • UK underground

Historical states of the British Isles

  • Avalon
  • Heptarchy
  • Ancient Britain
  • Kingdom of the Picts
  • Hibernia
  • Kingdom of the Scots
  • Kingdom of Ireland
  • Kingdom of Great Britain when England & Scotland merged in 1707;
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland when Great Britain and Ireland merged in 1801
  • Kingdom of Scotland when Picts and Scots merged in 843
  • Roman Britain
  • Kingdom of England
  • Commonwealth of England
  • Caledonia
  • States in Medieval Britain


                                     

6. Culture

Culture of the United Kingdom

Music

  • Music of the United Kingdom
  • List of music festivals in the United Kingdom

Sports, games, and pastimes

Sport in the United Kingdom The following are the major sports; local groups may well play many others.

Angling

  • National Federation of Anglers
  • National Federation of Sea Anglers
  • Salmon and Trout Association

Chess

  • Scottish Chess Championship
  • English Chess Federation

Cricket

  • 2005 English cricket season
  • Cricket in England
  • England cricket team
  • County cricket
  • Marylebone Cricket Club
  • Scotland national cricket team
  • Cricket in Scotland
  • Cricket in Wales
  • Ireland cricket team
  • Cricket in Ireland

Hiking

  • Ramblers Association
  • Long-distance footpaths in the UK

Sport rowing

  • Boat Race Oxford vs Cambridge
  • Henley Royal Regatta
                                     

7. Education

  • Education in the United Kingdom
  • School years
  • Preparatory school
  • Schools in the United Kingdom
  • Independent school UK
  • Grammar schools in the United Kingdom
  • List of schools in the United Kingdom
  • Universities in the United Kingdom
  • National Union of Students of the United Kingdom
  • British undergraduate degree classification
  • List of universities in the United Kingdom
                                     

7.1. Education Education in England

  • Education in England
  • Academy England
  • List of schools in England
  • List of universities in England
  • National Curriculum England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • General Teaching Council for England
                                     

7.2. Education Education in Northern Ireland

  • Education in Northern Ireland
  • List of schools in Northern Ireland
                                     

7.3. Education Education in Scotland

  • Education in Scotland
  • Her Majestys Inspectorate of Education
  • Educational Institute of Scotland
  • General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • List of schools in Scotland
  • List of independent schools in Scotland
  • List of universities in Scotland
  • Students Representative Council
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • Scottish Secondary Teachers Association
                                     
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