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The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) comprises four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Scotland
and Wales.[1][2] Within the United Kingdom, a unitary sovereign state, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Scotland
and Wales
Wales
have gained a degree of autonomy through the process of devolution. The UK Parliament and British Government deal with all reserved matters for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
and Scotland
Scotland
and all non-transferred matters for Wales, but not in general matters that have been devolved to the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Assembly, Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales. Additionally, devolution in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is conditional on co-operation between the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Executive and the Government of Ireland
Government of Ireland
(see North/South Ministerial Council) and the British Government consults with the Government of Ireland
Government of Ireland
to reach agreement on some non-devolved matters for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
(see British–Irish Intergovernmental Conference). England, comprising the majority of the population and area of the United Kingdom,[3][4] remains fully the responsibility of the UK Parliament centralised in London. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Scotland
and Wales
Wales
are not themselves listed in the International Organization for Standardization
International Organization for Standardization
(ISO) list of countries. However the ISO list of the subdivisions of the UK, compiled by British Standards
British Standards
and the UK's Office for National Statistics, uses "country" to describe England, Scotland
Scotland
and Wales.[5] Northern Ireland, in contrast, is described as a "province" in the same lists.[5] Each has separate national governing bodies for sports and compete separately in many international sporting competitions, including the Commonwealth Games. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
also forms joint All-Island sporting bodies with the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
for most sports, including rugby union.[6] The Channel Islands
Channel Islands
and the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
are dependencies of the Crown and are not part of the UK. Similarly, the British overseas territories, remnants of the British Empire, are not part of the UK. Historically, from 1801, following the Acts of Union, until 1921 the whole island of Ireland
Ireland
was a country within the UK. Ireland
Ireland
was split into two separate jurisdictions in 1921: Southern Ireland
Ireland
and Northern Ireland. Southern Ireland
Ireland
left the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
under the Irish Free State Constitution Act 1922.

Contents

1 Key facts

1.1 Statistics

2 Terminology

2.1 Acts of Parliament

2.1.1 Current legal terminology

2.2 Other official usage

2.2.1 Current

3 Identity and nationality 4 Competitions 5 See also 6 References

6.1 Citations 6.2 Sources

Key facts[edit]

Name Flag Capital Legislature Legal systems Jurisdiction

England

London none† English law England and Wales

Northern Ireland none‡ Belfast Northern  Ireland
Ireland
Assembly Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
law, Irish land law Northern Ireland

Scotland

Edinburgh Scottish Parliament Scots law Scotland

Wales

Cardiff National Assembly for Wales English law, Welsh law England and Wales

United Kingdom

London UK Parliament UK administrative law United Kingdom

† The UK parliament makes English law. ‡ The former flag of Northern Ireland, the Ulster Banner, is still used in some sport-related contexts.

Statistics[edit]

Name Population (2015)[7] Population (%) Area (km²)[4] Area (%) Pop. density (per km²; 2011) GVA* (£; 2015)[8] GVA* (%; 2015) GVA per capita* (£; 2015)[8]

England 54,786,300 84% 130,279 54% 406.55 1,433 billion 86% 26,159

Northern Ireland 1,851,600 3% 13,562 6% 130.81 34 billion 2% 18,584

Scotland 5,373,000 8% 77,933 32% 67.22 127 billion 8% 23,685

Wales 3,099,100 5% 20,735 9% 147.43 56 billion 3% 18,002

United Kingdom 65,110,000 100% 242,509 100% 259.16 1,666 billion 100% 25,351

* Figures for GVA do not include oil and gas revenues generated beyond the UK's territorial waters, in the country's continental shelf region. Terminology[edit] Further information: Terminology of the British Isles Various terms have been used to describe England, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Scotland
and Wales. Acts of Parliament[edit]

Constitutional documents relevant to the status of the United Kingdom and legislative unions of its constituent countries

Treaty of Union 1706

Acts of Union 1707

Personal Union of 1714 1714

Wales
Wales
and Berwick Act 1746

Irish Constitution 1782

Acts of Union 1800

Government of Ireland
Government of Ireland
Act 1920

Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921

Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act 1927

N. Ireland
Ireland
(Temporary Provisions) Act 1972

European Communities Act 1972

Local Government Act 1972

Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Assembly 1973

N. Ireland
Ireland
Constitution Act 1973

Referendum Act 1975

Scotland
Scotland
Act 1978

Wales
Wales
Act 1978

Local Government (Wales) Act 1994

Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994

Referendums ( Scotland
Scotland
& Wales) Act 1997

Good Friday Agreement 1998

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Act 1998

Government of Wales
Wales
Act 1998

Scotland
Scotland
Act 1998

Government of Wales
Wales
Act 2006

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Act 2009

European Union
European Union
Act 2011

Scotland
Scotland
Act 2012

Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Agreement 2012

Wales
Wales
Act 2014

European Union
European Union
Referendum Act 2015

Scotland
Scotland
Act 2016

Wales
Wales
Act 2017

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The Laws in Wales
Wales
Acts 1535–1542 annexed the legal system of Wales to England[9] to create the single entity commonly known for centuries simply as England, but later[citation needed] officially renamed England
England
and Wales. Wales
Wales
was described (in varying combinations) as the "country", "principality", and "dominion" of Wales.[9][10] Outside Wales, England
England
was not given a specific name or term. The Laws in Wales
Wales
Acts have subsequently been repealed.[11][12] The Acts of Union 1707
Acts of Union 1707
refer to both England
England
and Scotland
Scotland
as a "part" of a united kingdom of Great Britain[13] The Acts of Union 1800
Acts of Union 1800
use "part" in the same way to refer to England and Scotland. However, they use the word "country" to describe Great Britain and Ireland
Ireland
respectively, when describing trade between them[14] The Government of Ireland
Government of Ireland
Act 1920 described Great Britain, Southern Ireland
Ireland
and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
as "countries" in provisions relating to taxation. The Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Act 1998, which repealed the Government of Ireland
Ireland
Act 1920, does not use any term to describe Northern Ireland.

Current legal terminology[edit] The Interpretation Act 1978 provides statutory definitions of the terms "England", "Wales" and the "United Kingdom", but neither that Act nor any other current statute defines "Scotland" or "Northern Ireland". Use of the first three terms in other legislation is interpreted following the definitions in the 1978 Act. The definitions in the 1978 Act are listed below:

"England" means, "subject to any alteration of boundaries under Part IV of the Local Government Act 1972, the area consisting of the counties established by section 1 of that Act, Greater London
London
and the Isles of Scilly." This definition applies from 1 April 1974. "United Kingdom" means " Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland." This definition applies from 12 April 1927. "Wales" means the combined area of 13 historic counties,[citation needed] including Monmouthshire, re-formulated into 8 new counties under section 20 of the Local Government Act 1972, as originally enacted, but subject to any alteration made under section 73 of that Act (consequential alteration of boundary following alteration of watercourse). In 1996 these 8 new counties were redistributed into the current 22 unitary authorities.

In the Scotland
Scotland
Act 1998 there is no delineation of Scotland, with the definition in section 126 simply providing that Scotland
Scotland
includes "so much of the internal waters and territorial sea of the United Kingdom as are adjacent to Scotland".[citation needed] The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011
Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011
refers to England, Scotland, Wales
Wales
and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
as "parts" of the United Kingdom in the following clause: "Each constituency shall be wholly in one of the four parts of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)." Other official usage[edit] The Royal Fine Art Commission's 1847 report on decorating the Palace of Westminster referred to "the nationality of the component parts of the United Kingdom" being represented by their four respective patron saints.[15] Current[edit] "Regions": For purposes of NUTS 1
NUTS 1
collection of statistical data in a format that is compatible with similar data that is collected elsewhere in the European Union, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
has been divided into twelve regions of approximately equal size.[16] Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
are regions in their own right while England
England
has been divided into nine regions. The official term rest of the UK (RUK or rUK) is used in Scotland, for example in export statistics[17] and in legislating for student funding.[18] This term is also used in the context of potential Scottish independence
Scottish independence
to mean the UK without Scotland. The alternative term Home Nations
Home Nations
is sometimes used in sporting contexts and may include all of the island of Ireland. Identity and nationality[edit] Further information: Demography of the United Kingdom According to the British Social Attitudes Survey, there are broadly two interpretations of British identity, with ethnic and civic dimensions:

The first group, which we term the ethnic dimension, contained the items about birthplace, ancestry, living in Britain, and sharing British customs and traditions. The second, or civic group, contained the items about feeling British, respecting laws and institutions, speaking English, and having British citizenship.[19]

Of the two perspectives of British identity, the civic definition has become the dominant idea and in this capacity, Britishness
Britishness
is sometimes considered an institutional or overarching state identity.[20][21] This has been used to explain why first-, second- and third-generation immigrants are more likely to describe themselves as British, rather than English, Northern Irish, Scottish or Welsh, because it is an "institutional, inclusive" identity, that can be acquired through naturalisation and British nationality law; the vast majority of people in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
who are from an ethnic minority feel British.[22] However, this attitude is more common in England
England
than in Scotland
Scotland
or Wales; "white English people perceived themselves as English first and as British second, and most people from ethnic minority backgrounds perceived themselves as British, but none identified as English, a label they associated exclusively with white people".[citation needed] Contrariwise, in Scotland
Scotland
and Wales "there was a much stronger identification with each country than with Britain."[23] Studies and surveys have reported that the majority of the Scots and Welsh see themselves as both Scottish/Welsh and British though with some differences in emphasis. The Commission for Racial Equality
Commission for Racial Equality
found that with respect to notions of nationality in Britain, "the most basic, objective and uncontroversial conception of the British people is one that includes the English, the Scots and the Welsh".[24] However, "English participants tended to think of themselves as indistinguishably English or British, while both Scottish and Welsh participants identified themselves much more readily as Scottish or Welsh than as British".[24] Some people opted "to combine both identities" as "they felt Scottish or Welsh, but held a British passport and were therefore British", whereas others saw themselves as exclusively Scottish or exclusively Welsh and "felt quite divorced from the British, whom they saw as the English".[24] Commentators have described this latter phenomenon as "nationalism", a rejection of British identity because some Scots and Welsh interpret it as "cultural imperialism imposed" upon the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
by "English ruling elites",[25] or else a response to a historical misappropriation of equating the word "English" with "British",[26] which has "brought about a desire among Scots, Welsh and Irish to learn more about their heritage and distinguish themselves from the broader British identity".[27] The propensity for nationalistic feeling varies greatly across the UK, and can rise and fall over time.[28] The state-funded Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Life and Times Survey,[29] part of a joint project between the University of Ulster
University of Ulster
and Queen's University Belfast, has addressed the issue of identity in since it started polling in 1998. It reported that 37% of people identified as British, whilst 29% identified as Irish and 24% identified as Northern Irish. 3% opted to identify themselves as Ulster, whereas 7% stated 'other'. Of the two main religious groups, 68% of Protestants identified as British as did 6% of Catholics; 60% of Catholics identified as Irish as did 3% of Protestants. 21% of Protestants and 26% of Catholics identified as Northern Irish.[30] For Northern Ireland, however, the results of the Life & Times Survey are not the whole story. The poll asks for a single preference, whereas many people easily identify as any combination of British and Irish, or British, Northern Irish and Irish, or Irish and Northern Irish. The 2014 Life & Times Survey addressed this to an extent by choosing two of the options from the identity question: British and Irish. It found that, while 28% of respondents stated they felt "British not Irish" and 26% felt "Irish not British", 39% of respondents felt some combination of both identities. Six percent chose 'other description'.[31] The identity question is confounded further by identity with politics and religion, and particularly by a stance on the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. Again in 2014, the Life & Times Survey asked what respondents felt should be the "long term future for Northern Ireland". 66% of respondents felt the future should be as a part of the UK, with or without devolved government. 17% felt that Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
should unify with the Republic of Ireland. 50% of specifically Roman Catholics considered that the long-term future should be as part of the UK, with 32% opting for separation. 87% of respondents identifying as any Protestant denomination opted for remaining part of the UK, with only 4% opting for separation. Of those respondents who declared no religion, 62% opted for remaining part of the UK, with 9% opting for separation.[31] Following devolution and the significant broadening of autonomous governance throughout the UK in the late 1990s, debate has taken place across the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
on the relative value of full independence,[32] an option that was rejected[33] by the Scottish people in the Scottish independence
Scottish independence
referendum, 2014. Cornwall
Cornwall
is administered as a county of England, but the Cornish people are a recognised national minority, included under the terms of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
in 2014.[34][35] Competitions[edit] See also: Home Nations Each of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Scotland
and Wales
Wales
has separate national governing bodies for sports and competes separately in many international sporting competitions.[36][37][38][39] Each country of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
has a national football team, and competes as a separate national team in the various disciplines in the Commonwealth Games.[40] At the Olympic Games, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is represented by the Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
team, although athletes from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
can choose to join the Republic of Ireland's Olympic team.[40][41] In addition to Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
having its own national governing bodies for some sports such as Association football and Netball, for others, such as rugby union and cricket, Northern Ireland participates with the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
in a joint All- Ireland
Ireland
team. England
England
and Wales
Wales
field a joint cricket team. The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
participates in the Eurovision Song Contest. See also[edit]

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
portal

British Overseas Territories English independence Heptarchy History of the formation of the United Kingdom List of First Ministers Scottish independence Welsh independence

References[edit] Citations[edit]

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United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, the modern sovereign state comprising England, Scotland, Wales
Wales
and Northern Ireland." ^ 2011 Census – Population. According to the 2011 census, the population of England
England
was 53,012,456, and the population of the United Kingdom was 63,181,775, therefore England
England
comprises 84% of the UK population. ^ a b Region and Country
Country
Profiles, Key Statistics and Profiles, October 2013, ONS. Retrieved 9 August 2015. According to the ONS, England
England
has an area of 130,279 km², and the UK has an area of 242,509 km², therefore England
England
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Country
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