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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another sovereign state—the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea.

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Order In Council - Controversial Uses - United Kingdom
... used in 2004 to overturn a court ruling in the United Kingdom which held that the exile of the Chagossians from the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) was unlawful ...
USS Austin (LPD-4) - 1980s
... Allied Caribe 80 was held in the Antilles in conjunction with units from the United Kingdom, Canada and the Netherlands ... Austin and other Navy warships joined elements of the navies of Canada, Denmark, Norway, and the United Kingdom in conducting the two-part NATO Exercise "United Effort Teamwork '84." Following ... On 8 October, Austin stood out of Dover, England, and shaped a course back to the United States ...
Sikh - Distribution
... Sikhs emigrated from both India and Pakistan, most going to the United Kingdom but many also headed for North America ... significant Sikh communities now being found in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Malaysia, East Africa, Australia and Thailand ... that favoured English-speaking countries, particularly the United Kingdom, have changed in the past decade due to factors such as stricter immigration procedures ...
Events Held On Thursdays - Elections in The United Kingdom
... In the United Kingdom, all general elections since 1935 have been held on a Thursday, and this has become a tradition, although not a requirement of the ...
United Kingdom - Culture - Symbols
... Main article Symbols of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man The flag of the United Kingdom is the Union Flag (also referred to as the Union Jack) ... as Wales had been conquered and annexed to England prior to the formation of the United Kingdom the possibility of redesigning the Union Flag to include ... The national anthem of the United Kingdom is "God Save the King", with "King" replaced with "Queen" in the lyrics whenever the monarch is a woman ...

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