The “United Kingdom” (UK) or officially the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” is commonly known as Britain and is a sovereign country in western Europe. The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom lies off the north-western coast of the European mainland, and includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland.
The United Kingdom has many great cities with some fabulous museums. The following will be featured in “Joy of Museums”:
- The British Museum
- The National Gallery, London
- The Wallace Collection
- The Victoria and Albert Museum
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- Country: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Capital: London
- Population: 65 million
- Major Cities:
Photo Credits: By Maurice from Zoetermeer, Netherlands (The British Parliament and Big Ben) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons