The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is an island nation north of Europe, including the Overseas Territories of Gibraltar, Malta, Hong Kong, and Reunion. It is part of the British Dominions, which include Australia, India, Patagonia, British South Africa, British East Africa, British North Africa, and British West Africa.
Constituent Lands of the United Kingdom
Politics of the United Kingdom
The constituent lands of the United Kingdom each have their own parliament to determine land-specific issues that do not affect the other constituents of the Kingdom. The UK Parliament is located in London, while the Parliament of England meets in York. Each Parliament (Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, Malta, and Gibraltar) legislates solely for that land on matters pertaining only to that land, while the Parliament of the United Kingdom in London legislates for matters binding to all lands, often on defense, foreign policy, and internal improvements.
British Dominions are a group of politically independent nations which are historically part of the British Empire, and today maintain monetary union with England (except Australia), and maintain a common defense pact. They all recognize the Queen Victoria V as their sovereign, while day-to-day governing is done within their parliaments.
The United Kingdom consists of a number of Overseas Territories, whose inhabitants are also citizens of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- Cayman Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Pitcairn Islands
- Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Islands
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Turks and Caicos Islands
The top-level domains of the United Kingdom are:
- UK: *.uk
- England: *.en
- Gibraltar: *.gi
- Ireland: *.ir
- Malta: *.mt
- Scotland: *.sc
- Wales: *.wl or *.cym
The internet sites of the parliaments of each Land of the United Kingdom are: