The full name of this country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but it is most commonly referred to as the United Kingdom, or by its abbreviation – UK. This is an island country that is surrounded by water.
The official language in the UK is English and the capital is London. This nation has a total population of around 66.65 million. Additionally, its political system states that the UK is a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. This kingdom consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Moreover, there are 14 British Overseas Territories, which are the last remnants of the British Empire.
As stated earlier, the United Kingdom is one of the most developed countries in the world. It has the fifth-largest economy globally by GDP and the tenth-largest by PPP. To make things even better, the United Kingdom ranks high on the Human Development Index and to this day, remains one of the most powerful nations in global affairs.
Finally, the UK is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, G7, G20, NATO, OECD, Interpol, and the WTO. It was a member of the EU and its predecessor – the European Economic Community, but it withdrew in 2020.