Study Abroad in United Kingdom
The United Kingdom consists of England, Wales, Scotland (which together make up Great Britain) and Northern Ireland. The capital city of the UK is London, which is also the capital of England. The capital of Wales is Cardiff, for Scotland it is Edinburgh, and for Northern Ireland it is Belfast.
The population of the UK is estimated to be around 63 million (England: 53 million, Scotland: 5.3 million, Wales: 3 million, Northern Ireland: 1.8 million). The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy which means the government is elected by the people. There is a general election once every five years. The Prime Minister leads the government with the support of the cabinet and ministers. The UK is has been in the process of leaving the European Union since 2016 and still uses the pound instead of the Euro.
The UK has a fascinating history dating back to 6500 BC. You’ll find monuments marking its history, from Stonehenge to Buckingham Palace All over the UK. The UK is also home to over 28 cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Heritage Cities including Edinburgh, Bath, Canterbury, Chester, Durham, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and York.
*Video courtesy of Visit Britain