Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France
54 00 N, 2 00 W
note 1: the percentage area breakdown of the four UK countries is: England 53%, Scotland 32%, Wales 9%, and Northern Ireland 6%
note 2: includes Rockall and the Shetland Islands, which are part of Scotland
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 81
Area - comparative:
twice the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon
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