The United Kingdom, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland but more commonly known as the UK or Britain, is a sovereign country lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland.
Made up of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017 and one mammoth!
Although considered to be a Christian country it has an active and growing multi international community. Birthplace of William Shakespeare, The Beatles, Alfred Hitchcock and many more, it is a country that has a huge amount of history and culture to share with it’s visitors.