About The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, sometimes (erroneously) called Great Britain or even just England is actually made up of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Together, they have a population of around 66 million. The influence of Great Britain has made a worldwide impact, with the British Empire being the largest of all time. While the vast majority of former colonies have since gained independence, there are still a number of overseas territories that continue to be governed by the UK. The United Kingdom today is known for its historic castles, its contribution to modern rock music, its tea culture, and more. 

The United Kingdom Trivia

What is the Busiest Port in the United Kingdom?

The seaport of Immingham is located on the east coast near the town of Immingham and on the south bank of Humber estuary near Grimsby. It is the busiest cargo port in the United Kingdom with a cargo volume of 59 million tons being loaded and discharged here.

The Busiest Cargo Ports in the United Kingdom

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in the United Kingdom?

The largest ethnic groups in the United Kingdom are as follows: white European at 87.1%, Black British at 3% and Indian at 2.3%.

Largest Ethnic Groups In The United Kingdom (Great Britain)

What is the Oldest Castle in England?

Built in 1067 by Robert of Mortain, the Berkhamsted Castle is the oldest castle in England.

The Oldest Castles in England

What is the Tallest Mountain in Scotland?

The tallest mountain in Scotland is Ben Nevis, which stands at a total of 4,409 feet.

Highest Mountains In Scotland

Which UK Prime Minister Served the Shortest Time in Office?

George Canning was the shortest running PM in UK history, having served only 119 days in 1827.

Shortest Serving British Prime Ministers

What is NATO?

NATO is a multi-country military alliance that aims to protect the freedom of its members.

What Is NATO?

Are There Any Female Heads of Government?

There are many powerful women in politics around the world. Some examples are Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the President of Liberia and the first female head of state in Africa.

10 Female Heads of State

What is a Coalition Government?

A coalition government refers to a government that incorporates the cooperation of several political parties.

What is a Coalition Government?