United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confines with: Republic of Ireland, Atlantic Ocean
North Sea Separates Great Britain from mainland. South lies the English Channel. The narrowest point of the English Channel is called Strait of Dover.
Irish Sea Separates 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 Sea Lies 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).
Countries England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland.
Capitol Cities London (UK, England), Cardiff (Wales), Edinburgh (Scotland), Belfast (Northern Ireland).
Crown dependencies Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Men. Not part of the UK.
Overseas Territories 14, 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
Organisation constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance.
Anthem God Save the Queen
Current Monarch Queen 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 Monarch Buckingham Palace, Windsor Palace, Balmoral Castle (Scotland).
Main parties Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP.
Minority parties Democratic Unionist Party, Scottish National Party, Party of Wales, Green Party of England and Wales.
Head of Government Prime Minister, David Cameron (Cons)
Residence of the Prime Minister 10, Downing Street, Westminster, London
Location of the Government's administration Whitehall
Deputy Prime Minister --
Leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron
Leader of the Liberal Democrats --
Leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman (acting)
Leader of UKIP Nigel Farage
House of Commons
Location Palace of Westminster, Portcullis House
Speaker John Bercow
Leader Chris Grayling (Cons.)
Shadow Leader Angela Eagle (Lab.)
HM Government Cons + LibDem
HM Opposition Lab
# of seats 650
Length of term 5 years
House of Lords
Location Palace of Westminster
Speaker Baroness Frances D'Souza (non-af)
Leader Baroness Tina Stowell of Beeston (Cons.)
Shadow Leader Baroness Janet Royall of Blaisdon (Lab.)
HM Government Cons + LibDem
HM Opposition Lab
# of seats 793
Cameron's incumbent Cabinet
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service David Cameron MP
Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council --
First Secretary of State George Osborne MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP
Secretary of State for the Home Department Theresa May MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond MP
Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove MP
Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon MP
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith MP
Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt MP
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Greg Clark MP
Secretary of State for Education, Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan MP
Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening MP
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd MP
Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP
Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers MP
Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb MP
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport John Whittingdale MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Elizabeth Truss MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Greg Hands MP
Mayor's Office City Hall
Police Headquarters Wood Street
Central Criminal Court Old Bailey
Second largest city Birmingham
Larger passenger port in England Southampton
Longest Wall in the UK Hadrian's Wall
Someone from London Londoner
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon
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