About United Kingdom (UK)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in Western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, the United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe. It is also the 21st-most populous country, with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants. The UK has many beautiful historical houses and castles that can be visited on a daily basis. City tours are also very popular, London is the most visited place and in itself has many different types of interest from retail therapy to serious museums and art galleries. The countryside is fantastic and because the UK is not large is easy to reach, you are also never going to be further than 70 miles 113 Km away from a beach and the UK has some lovely beaches.