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United Kingdom
of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
Flag Unionflag
Coat of Arms Uk-coa
Anthem "God Save the Queen"
Capital London
Official Languages English
Government Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister David Cameron
Legislature Parliament
Upper House House of Lords
Lower House House of Commons
Formation
Acts of Union 1707 1 May 1707
Acts of Union 1800 1 January 1801
Anglo-Irish Treaty 6 December 1922
Currency Pound sterling (GBP)


The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom' or Britain, is a country located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. It is one of the seventeen British Commonwealth Realms.