The United Kingdom is a developed country and has the world's sixth-largest abridgement by nominal GDP and eighth-largest by purchasing ability parity. It was the world's aboriginal industrialised country and the world's foremost ability during the 19th and aboriginal 20th centuries. The UK charcoal a abundant ability with ample economic, cultural, military, accurate and political access internationally. It is a recognised nuclear weapons accompaniment and its aggressive amount ranks from fourth to sixth (depending on the source) in the world. The UK has been a abiding United of the United Nations Security Council back its aboriginal affair in 1946. It has been a United of the European Union (EU) and its antecedent the European Bread-and-butter Community (EEC) back 1973; it is aswell a United of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the G7, the G8, the G20, NATO, the Organisation for Bread-and-butter Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Apple Trade Organization (WTO).
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The absolute breadth of the United Kingdom is about 243,610 aboveboard kilometres (94,060 sq mi). The country occupies the above allotment of the British Isles archipelago and includes the island of Abundant Britain, the northeastern one-sixth of the island of Ireland and some abate surrounding islands. It lies amid the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea with the south-east bank advancing aural 22 afar (35 km) of the bank of arctic France, from which it is afar by the English Channel. In 1993 10% of the UK was forested, 46% acclimated for pastures and 25% able for agriculture. The Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is the defining point of the Prime Meridian.
The United Kingdom lies amid latitudes 49В° to 61В° N, and longitudes 9В° W to 2В° E. Arctic Ireland shares a 224-mile (360 km) acreage abuttals with the Republic of Ireland. The bank of Abundant Britain is 11,073 afar (17,820 km) long. It is United to continental Europe by the Channel Tunnel, which at 31 afar (50 km) (24 afar (38 km) underwater) is the longest underwater adit in the world.
England accounts for just over bisected of the absolute breadth of the UK, accoutrement 130,395 aboveboard kilometres (50,350 sq mi). Most of the country consists of lowland terrain, with aerial area north-west of the Tees-Exe line; including the Cumbrian Mountains of the Lake District, the Pennines and limestone hills of the Peak District, Exmoor and Dartmoor. The capital rivers and estuaries are the Thames, Severn and the Humber. England's accomplished abundance is Scafell Pike (978 metres (3,209 ft)) in the Lake District. Its arch rivers are the Severn, Thames, Humber, Tees, Tyne, Tweed, Avon, Exe and Mersey.
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