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United Kingdom of Great Britain
Timeline: 1879: Agreement

OTL equivalent: England, Scotland
Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors) Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of England and Scotland
Flag Coat of Arms
586px-Kingdom of Great Britain
Location of the United Kingdom

Dieu et mon droit (French)
("God and my right")

Anthem "God Save The Queen"
Capital London
Largest city London
Other cities Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds
  others Cornish, Scots, Scottish Gaelic
  others Protestantism, Catholicism
Demonym British
Government Parliamentary monarchy
Queen Elizabeth II
  Royal house: Windsor
Prime-Minister David Cameron
Area 210,198 km²
Population 57,000,000 
Established 1707
Currency Pound sterling

The United Kingdom of Great Britain (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain) is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain and many smaller islands.the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea and is bordered by Wales at southwest.

The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of two countries: England and Scotland. There are three devolved national administrations, each with varying powers, situated in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh; the capitals of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland respectively. Associated with the UK, but not constitutionally part of it, are three Crown Dependencies and fourteen overseas territories. These are remnants of the British Empire which, at its height in 1911, encompassed almost a quarter of the world's land surface and was the largest empire in history. British influence can still be observed in the language, culture and legal systems of many of its former territories.

The UK is a developed country and has the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and seventh-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power with leading economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence.

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