United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Confines with:Republic of Ireland, Atlantic Ocean
North SeaSeparates Great Britain from mainland. South lies the English Channel. The narrowest point of the English Channel is called Strait of Dover.
Irish SeaSeparates Great Britain from Ireland. The narrowest points are the North Channel or Straits of Moyle (Northern Ireland-Scotland) and St. George's Channel (Ireland-Wales)
Celtic SeaLies south-west.
Rivers:Severn (Wales, England - Bristol, Gloucester), Thames (England - London), Trent (England - Nottingham), Ouse (England - York), Tay (Scotland), Clyde (Scotland - Glasgow), Avon (England, Stratford-upon-Avon), Lower Avon (England - Bath, Bristol) Dee and Don (Scotland, Aberdeen), Tyne, (England - Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Aire (England - Leeds), Mersey (England - Manchester, Liverpool),
Lakes:Scotland: Loch Lomond, Loch Ness. Northern Ireland: Loch Neagh. England: Windermere. Wales: Bala Lake.
Mountains:Scotland: Ben Nevis. Northern Ireland: Slieve Donard. England: Scafell Pike. Wales: Snowdon.
Islands around GB:Portsea Island (England - Portsmouth), Jersey, Isle of Wight (England - Newport), Isle of Man, Shetland Mainland (Scotland, Lerwick).

Political Geography

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CountriesEngland, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland.
Capitol CitiesLondon (UK, England), Cardiff (Wales), Edinburgh (Scotland), Belfast (Northern Ireland).
Crown dependenciesGuernsey, Jersey, Isle of Men. Not part of the UK.
Overseas Territories14, including: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antartic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Saint Helena-Ascension-Tristan da Cunha.

Parliament and Government

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Organisationconstitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance.
AnthemGod Save the Queen
Current MonarchQueen Elizabeth II of Windsor. Head of State, Head of the Commonwealth, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, Head of the Privy Council, Head of Her Majesty's Armed Forces
Residence of the MonarchBuckingham Palace, Windsor Palace, Balmoral Castle (Scotland).
Main partiesConservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP.
Minority partiesDemocratic Unionist Party, Scottish National Party, Party of Wales, Green Party of England and Wales.
Head of GovernmentPrime Minister, David Cameron (Cons)
Residence of the Prime Minister10, Downing Street, Westminster, London
Location of the Government's administrationWhitehall
Deputy Prime Minister--
Leader of the Conservative PartyDavid Cameron
Leader of the Liberal Democrats--
Leader of the Labour PartyHarriet Harman (acting)
Leader of UKIPNigel Farage

House of Commons

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LocationPalace of Westminster, Portcullis House
SpeakerJohn Bercow
LeaderChris Grayling (Cons.)
Shadow LeaderAngela Eagle (Lab.)
HM GovernmentCons + LibDem
HM OppositionLab
# of seats650
Length of term5 years

House of Lords

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LocationPalace of Westminster
SpeakerBaroness Frances D'Souza (non-af)
LeaderBaroness Tina Stowell of Beeston (Cons.)
Shadow LeaderBaroness Janet Royall of Blaisdon (Lab.)
HM GovernmentCons + LibDem
HM OppositionLab
# of seats793

Cameron's incumbent Cabinet

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Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil ServiceDavid Cameron MP
Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council--
First Secretary of StateGeorge Osborne MP
Chancellor of the ExchequerGeorge Osborne MP
Secretary of State for the Home DepartmentTheresa May MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth AffairsPhilip Hammond MP
Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for JusticeMichael Gove MP
Secretary of State for DefenceMichael Fallon MP
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and SkillsSajid Javid MP
Secretary of State for Work and PensionsIain Duncan Smith MP
Secretary of State for HealthJeremy Hunt MP
Secretary of State for Communities and Local GovernmentGreg Clark MP
Secretary of State for Education, Minister for Women and EqualitiesNicky Morgan MP
Secretary of State for International DevelopmentJustine Greening MP
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate ChangeAmber Rudd MP
Secretary of State for TransportPatrick McLoughlin MP
Secretary of State for ScotlandDavid Mundell MP
Secretary of State for Northern IrelandTheresa Villiers MP
Secretary of State for WalesStephen Crabb MP
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and SportJohn Whittingdale MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsElizabeth Truss MP
Chief Secretary to the TreasuryGreg Hands MP


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Mayor's OfficeCity Hall
Police HeadquartersWood Street
Central Criminal CourtOld Bailey
Second largest cityBirmingham
Larger passenger port in EnglandSouthampton
Longest Wall in the UKHadrian's Wall
Someone from LondonLondoner
First Minister of ScotlandNicola Sturgeon

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