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United Kingdom

United Kingdom is located off the northwestern coast of Europe between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. The Irish Sea and the St. Georges separate it from the continent by the Strait of Dover and the English Channel, and from the Irish Republic.

The United Kingdom is comprised of four constituents, England, Wales and Scotland, which alone form Great Britain and combined with Northern Ireland and several island groups, form the United Kingdom.

Its main trading partners include the EU countries, USA, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Switzerland and South Africa.

Agricultural products include barley, fruit, vegetables, fish, potatoes, sugar, beets and wheat. Other products include coal, oil, natural gas iron and steel.

Export products include agriculture; coal mining, textiles, paper chemical and electrical goods transport equipment and vehicles

The FlagThe Union Flag, popularly known as the *Union Jack, is the national flag of the United Kingdom. It is the British flag.

It is called the Union Flag because it symbolises the administrative union of the countries of the United Kingdom.

It is made up of the individual Flags of three of the Kingdom's countries all united under one Sovereign - the countries of 'England, of 'Scotland' and of 'Northern Ireland' (since 1921 only Northern Ireland has been part of the United Kingdom).

Because Wales was not a Kingdom but a Principality it could not be included on the flag.

The following pages will tell you how the Union Flag (Union Jack) came to be the UK's national flag and the making of the United Kingdom.

Did you know that there are over 58 million people living in the United kingdom?

Did you know that London is home to countless historical and modern attractions from the Big Ben Clock to London Eye to the Tower of London?

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