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Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Northren Ireland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Banner o Unitit Kinrick
Ryal coat o airms o Unitit Kinrick
Banner Ryal coat o airms
Naitional motto:
Dieu et mon Droit
God an ma Richt(French)
Location o the  Unitit Kinrick  (dark green)– on the European continent  (licht green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (licht green)
Location o the  Unitit Kinrick  (dark green)

– on the European continent  (licht green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (licht green)

Offeecial leid Nane (Inglis is the de facto wirkin leid)
Caipital Lunnon
Lairgest ceety Lunnon

Heid o State -
Prime Meenister -

Kinrick wi Pairlament

Queen Elizabeth II

David Cameron

Area 244,820km2
Population 59,834,900
Foondin Acts o Union, 1707
Siller Poond sterling
Time zone UTC
Naitional anthem God Save the Queen
(de facto)
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .uk
Cawin code 44

The Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Northren Ireland (UK), or Claught Kängrick o Docht Brätain an Norlin Airlann (CK) in Ulstèr-Scotch, (Inglis: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) is a sovrein state in wastren Europe.

The UK is a poleetical union o fower kintras: Ingland, Wales an Scotland oan the iland o Great Breetain; an Northren Ireland on the iland o Ireland, alang wi ither ilands athort the warld.

Northren Ireland is the anerlie pairt o the UK that haes a laundmairch, that it haes wi the Republic o Ireland. Apairt frae thon the UK is surroonded bi the Atlantic Ocean, the German Ocean, the Inglis Chainnel an the Erse Sie. The mukkilest iland, Great Breetain, is jyned ti Fraunce an Continental Europe bi the unnersie Chainel Tunnel.

The UK haes a population o aboot 60 million. Maist fowk in the UK spaeks Inglis, but monie ither leids is spak.

The caipital ceitie o the Unitit Kinrick is Lunnon, whilk ligs in the sooth-eist o Ingland. The Pairlament o the Unitit Kinrick is hauden at Wastmeinster in Lunnon. Houaniver, Scotland hauds its ain Pairlament (in Edinburgh) an Wales an Northren Ireland thair ain legislative Assemblies forby (in Cairdiff an Belfast respekivlie).

Historie o the Unitit Kinrick[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Principality o Wales wis taen ower bi Ingland in the 13t yeirhunder (Statute o Rhuddlan) an makkit pairt o the Kinrick o Ingland bi the Acts o Union 1536.

In 1603, Elizabeth I o Ingland dee'd an Jamie the Saxt o Scotland becam James the First o Ingland an aa. The Acts o Union 1707 makkit the Kinrick o Great Breetain an the Scots Pairlament wis unitit wi the Inglis pairlament in Lunnon.

Irland wis taen ower bi Ingland atwein 1169 an 1691. The Act o Union 1800 makkit the Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Irland frae the fower launds o Scotland, Ingland, Irland (aa o Irland) an Wales. Thar wis monie a swedge in Irland an in 1922 the Anglo-Irish Treatie makkit maist o Irland - the Irish Free State - independent o the UK. In 1927 the name o the UK wis chynged til the Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Northren Irland.

In 1997 the Scots an Welsh fowk votit ti hae thair ain pairlaments; thir wis estaiblisht in 1999 an haes the pouer ti govern thair launds on thair ain maiters alane. The Northren Irish fowk voted ti hae thair ain pairlament an aa in 1998 an it wis estaiblisht, but thar wis a swedge an the pairlament wis stoppit atwein 2002 an 2007.

Demografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

At the Apryle 2001 UK Census, the Unitit Kinrick's population wis 58,789,194, the thrid mukkilest in the European Union (ahint Germany an Fraunce), the fift mukkilest in the Commonweel an the twintie-first mukkilest in the warld.

Leids[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thar is monie leids spak in the Unitit Kinrick bi baith native an immigrant.

The native leids can be spleet inti twa groups: