Where is the United Kingdom?

United Kingdom is located in the Northern Europe region at latitude 55.378051 and longitude -3.435973 and is part of the European continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 55° 22' 40.98'' N
  • 3° 26' 9.50'' W

You can see the location of United Kingdom on the world map below:

United Kingdom location on the map pointed out by a pin.

United Kingdom Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of United Kingdom (GB) are:

  1. Ireland (IE)

Maritime Borders

United Kingdom borders with the North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and the Irish Sea.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the) Related Content

United Kingdom Key Facts

CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
CoordinatesLatitude: 55.378051
Longitude: -3.435973
Country CodesAlpha 2: GB
Alpha 3: GBR
Country Flag Emoji🇬🇧
Int. Phone Prefix+44
Capital cityLondon
Northern Europe
Country Area243,610 sq km
Population 202167,326,569
World Rank: 22
Median Age39.6
Life expectancy80.7
Major languagesEnglish
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 9
  • UTC−08:00 — Pitcairn Islands
  • UTC−05:00 — Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • UTC−04:00 (AST) — Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat
  • UTC−03:00 (FKST) — Falkland Islands
  • UTC−02:00 — South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • UTC±00:00 (GMT in winter/ BST in summer) — main territory of the United Kingdom, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey
  • UTC+01:00 (CET) — Gibraltar
  • UTC+02:00 (EET) — Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • UTC+06:00 — British Indian Ocean Territory
Internet TLD.gb .uk
Biggest AirportHeathrow Airport (London)
Average temperature13.50 °C
56.30 °F
Administrative Divisions3 countries 1 province 32 council areas 27 two-tier counties 11 districts 77 unitary authorities 36 metropolitan districts 32 London boroughs 1 city corporation
Political systemParliamentary democracy

United Kingdom Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupHigh income
World Bank RegionEurope & Central Asia
CurrencyPound Sterling (GBP)
GDP in 2020$2756.9 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 5
GDP per capita in 2020$41,098
World Rank: 23
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesGermany, China, United States, Netherlands, Belgium
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, Germany, Netherlands, China, France

Biggest Cities in United Kingdom

Here are the largest cities in United Kingdom based on 2021 data:

City Population
London 11,120,000
Birmingham 1,137,100
Leeds 789,194
Glasgow 626,410
Bristol 567,111
Manchester 547,627
Sheffield 518,090
Liverpool 513,441
Edinburgh 488,050
Leicester 464,395

Map of United Kingdom with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Europe Region