An island country in Western Europe, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland.
United Kingdom (UK)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in europe, made up of england, scotland, wales, and northern-ireland. It lies across the English Channel (la Manche) from france, and across the North Sea from belgium, netherlands, and norway. The main language is English. The capital and largest city is london.
Although the names United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England are sometimes used interchangeably, Great Britain is properly the name of the larger island containing England, Wales, and Scotland. These three, plus Northern Ireland, make up the four “constituent countries” of the United Kingdom.
This tag should be used for questions specific to the region, such as travel to, through, or from the UK.