Political map of UK (United Kingdom) | England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales
Geography of the UK
As per the UK Map, the UK often referred to as ‘Great Britain’, is situated off the northern coastline of France, and the western part of Denmark and Sweden, amid the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. The nation encompasses the entire Great Britain Island that includes England, Scotland, Wales, and the northern segment of Ireland Island. Our map shows the UK shares its marine borders with Denmark, Belgium, Germany, France, Norway, the Faroe Islands (Denmark), and the Netherlands, and the country, has only 1 land boundary, i.e. the island of Ireland.
Demography of the UK
The total population of the UK as per the UN data is 67,955,613 as of Aug 2020; which is equal to 0.87% of the overall population of the world. The density of the population is 281/SqKm on the overall landmass of 241,930SqKm and around 83.2% of the total population is urban. Life expectancy at birth is 81.77 years for both females and males and the infant mortality rate is 3.3deaths/1000 births and the death rate under age 5 is 4.3deaths/1000 births as per the UK Map. The citizens of the UK are popularly called the ‘British’.
Culture of the UK
The culture of the UK is popularly called the British culture, originated from its magnificent history, people, and the influences of the 4 nations- Wales, England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. English is the official language of the country and other acknowledged local languages are Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Irish, Cornish, and Welsh. As per the World Map, Christianity is the official religion followed by the majority of the people in the UK; however, migrants are free to follow their ethnic religion. The British give huge respect to their culture, language and have great respect for the elderly and the disabled. They are primarily very formal people and words such as ‘Thank-You’, ‘Please’, ‘Sorry’, etc. are the usual element of their daily conversations. Please visit the UK Map to know more about the culture of the UK.
Places to visit in the UK
London, the capital city of the UK is among the chief financial, commercial, and cultural hubs worldwide. You must visit the ‘Tower of London’ to know about the rich history of the UK. Situated alongside the Tower Bridge, on the River Thames’ banks, the London includes famous spots such as the historic White Tower that is 1,000-year-old housing historic weapons and armors. You should not miss the ‘Jewel House’; and the ‘Buckingham Palace’, the Royal house since the reign of Queen Victoria.
The compact and hilly capital city of Scotland is one of the most visited places too, across the UK. Edinburgh is highly famous for preserving several historic buildings as well as the regal ‘Edinburgh Castle’. As per the UK Map, built in the 13th century, the royal castle includes tourist attractions such as the renowned ‘One O’Clock Salute’; the ‘Crown Jewels of Scotland’; the ‘National War Memorial of Scotland’, and the world-renowned ‘Stone of Destiny’.
Derived its name from the popular ‘Roman Baths’, this mesmerizing city has been attracting tourists to its therapeutic waters for 2,000 years and even longer. Flowing from the 3 hot springs, the water is known to possess 43 types of minerals, and thus healing properties flow upwards, around 3,048 meters at the rate of 275,000 gallons/day. Though it is not possible to take bath in the actual Roman Baths as the water is too hot; there are several nearby spas including the famous ‘Thermae Bath Spa’ that offer visitors opportunities to cherish the healing waters of the city.
The UK can be visited throughout the year as its climate is comparatively moderate, yet March through June (spring) and September through November (autumn) are the most ideal time to visit the place as it is generally dry and warm.