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About United Kingdom

    Where is United Kingdom?

    Flag of United Kingdom 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

    Capital: London Coordinates: 51° 30" North, 0° 5" West
    Map of United Kingdom

    What is the United Kingdom weather like?

    Temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast

    Traveling to United Kingdom

    Traveling by air

    There are 460 airports in United Kingdom, 271 of which are paved.

    There are 9 heliports in United Kingdom.


    Traveling by car

    There are 394,428 Km of highways in United Kingdom.


    Traveling by water

    There are 3,200 Km of waterways in United Kingdom.

    The most important ports and harbours are in major seaport(s): Dover, Felixstowe, Immingham, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Teesport (England); Forth Ports (Scotland); Milford Haven (Wales)

    oil terminals: Fawley Marine terminal, Liverpool Bay terminal (England); Braefoot Bay terminal, Finnart oil terminal, Hound Point terminal (Scotland)

    container port(s) (TEUs): Felixstowe (3,248,592), London (1,932,000), Southampton (1,324,581)

    LNG terminal(s) (import): Isle of Grain, Milford Haven, Teesside.


    Traveling by train

    There are 16,454 Km of railways in United Kingdom.