United Kingdom

By: BrandonDishon

Facts About The UK

-The Capital of UK is London

-There Goverment type is Constitutional Monarchy and Commonwealth Realm

-The Coordinates to the UK are 51 30 N, 0 05 W

-There National Anthem is "God Save the Quenn"

-There Symbols are lion (Britain in general); lion (England); lion, unicorn (Scotland); dragon (Wales); harp (Northern Ireland)

-Their National Anthem has been around since 1745 (by tradition)

-and the UK's population right now is 63,742,977

A Interesting Place to Vist in the UK

One Interesting Place in the UK is London (The Capital of the UK). For one, Its the Capital and for two its full of historical monuments like for example, the Civil War.

A little About UK

The United Kingdom has always been more advanced in literature and science and leading role in developing parliamentary democracy. At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. The UK is also an active member of the EU, although it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999. The latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process, but it was fully completed in March of 2010.


Some Transnational Issues

Disputes-International

In 2002, Gibraltar residents voted overwhelmingly by referendum to reject any "shared sovereignty" arrangement between the UK and Spain; the Government of Gibraltar insisted on equal participation in talks between the two countries; Spain disapproved of UK plans to grant Gibraltar greater autonomy; Mauritius and Seychelles claim the Chaos Archipelago (British Indian Ocean Territory); in 2001, the former inhabitants of the archipelago, evicted 1967 - 1973, were granted U.K. citizenship and the right of return, followed by Orders in Council in 2004 that banned re habitation, a High Court ruling reversed the ban, a Court of Appeal refusal to hear the case, and a Law Lords' decision in 2008 denied the right of return; in addition, the United Kingdom created the world's largest marine protection area around the Chaos islands prohibiting the extraction of any natural resources therein; UK rejects sovereignty talks requested by Argentina, which still claims the Falkland Islands (Isles Malvinas) and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; territorial claim in Antarctica (British Antarctic Territory) overlaps Argentine claim and partially overlaps Chilean claim; Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute Denmark's claim that the Faroe Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm

Illicit Drugs:

Producer of limited amounts of synthetic drugs and synthetic precursor chemicals; major consumer of Southwest Asian heroin, Latin American cocaine, and synthetic drugs; money-laundering center

UK's Goverment

Type:


constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm

Political Parties and Leaders-



Conservative [David CAMERON]

Alliance Party (Northern Ireland) [David FORD]

Democratic Unionist Party or DUP (Northern Ireland) [Peter Robinson]

Labor Party [Ed MILIBAND]

Liberal Democrats (Lib Dems) [Nick Clegg]

Party of Wales (Plaid Cymru) [Leanne Wood]

Scottish National Party or SNP [Alex Salmond]

Sinn Fein (Northern Ireland) [Gerry Adams]

Social Democratic and Labor Party or SDLP (Northern Ireland) [Alasdair McDonnell]

Ulster Unionist Party (Northern Ireland) [Mike NESBITT]

United Kingdom Independent Party or UKIP [Nigel FARAGE]

Sources

-UK's Flag: www.WorldFactbook.com

-Information about The UK: www.WorldFactbook.com

-Facts: www.WorldFactbook.com

-The Locatin of UK: www.michellehenry.com

-UK's Money: www.telegraph.com