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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is an island nation in Western Europe, composed of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The country has a rich history, shaped from the 17th to the 20th century by the largest colonial empire in history, the British Empire. It was the leading world power from the early to the late 19th century and is considered the initiator of the Industrial Revolution. Among the most important sights are the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, Edinburgh Castle and the city of Bath.

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Bath is a historic city in the southwest of England, known for its Georgian architecture and Roman baths. Bath has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and impresses with its medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town, which is characterized by neoclassical buildings and gardens. One of the city's main attractions is the imposing Edinburgh Castle with the Scottish crown jewels.
York is a small city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss with an almost completely preserved medieval city wall. The northern English city has many sights to offer, including the medieval cathedral York Minster and the winding old town.

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United Kingdom at a glance

Area244820 km2
CurrencyPound Sterling (GBP)
Neighboring countriesIreland

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Country borders and location of the capital

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