United Kingdom, island country located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom comprises the whole of the island of
Great Britain—which contains England, Wales, and Scotland—as well as the northern portion of the island of Ireland.
The name Britain is sometimes used to refer to the United Kingdom as a whole. The capital is London,
which is among the world’s leading commercial, financial, and cultural centres. Other major cities include Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester in England, Belfast and Londonderry in Northern Ireland, Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland, and Swansea and Cardiff in Wales. It has numerous smaller islands.
The UK is low lying in the east. It has mountains in the north of England, in Scotland, in Northern Ireland and in Wales.
The United Kingdom has made significant contributions to the world economy, especially in technology and industry. Since World War II, however, the United Kingdom’s most prominent exports have been cultural, including literature, theatre, film, television, and popular music that draw on all parts of the country. Perhaps Britain’s greatest export has been the English language, now spoken in every corner of the world as one of the leading international mediums of cultural and economic exchange. . For More information:www.discoverbritainmag.com
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London’s education institutions are individually excellent – together they help create a world-class city of knowledge. While all play important roles individually and offer unique qualities, it is together that London’s higher education institutions make their greatest impact. Collectively they create an education hub on a grand scale, a fantastic destination for hundreds of thousands of students and academics. Their impact nationally and across the world is facilitated by their relationships with each other and also the manner in which they utilise each other’s endeavours. A world-class education that befits a true world city. There is nothing to match the London Higher Education cluster elsewhere in the UK or Europe, and precious few come close elsewhere. London produces more than 130,000 skilled graduates every year, 70 per cent of whom remain in the capital after graduation to work and provide a broad skills base
66 million (2018)
Area: 242,500 square kilometres Capital: London Major Religion: Christianity (Protestant).