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ID: 7008591
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  United Kingdom (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 004 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -4.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Area was inhabited by ancient Celtic-speaking peoples; invaded by Rome 55 BCE, Romans withdrew 410 CE; invaded by Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, Danes and Normans; various parts have been united by England since the 11th century; was core of large empire 18th-20th century; official language is English, though Scottish Gaelic and Welsh are also spoken.

Names:
United Kingdom (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Kingdom of (C,V,English,U)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (C,V,O,English,U,N)  ............ adopted in 1927
Great Britain (C,V,English,U)
Britain (C,V,English,U)
Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Royaume-Uni (C,O)
Vereinigte Königreich (C,O)
Grossbritannien und Nordirland (C,O)
Reino Unido (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Verenigd Koninkrijk (C,O)
Regno Unito (C,O)
Britannia (H,O)
Соединенное Королевство Великобритании и Северной Ирландии (C,O,Russian-P,U)
大不列颠及北爱尔兰联合王国 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
المم ىَة المخحدة بًرًطاه اَ ا عًظمى وآ رًٍيدا اضًما ةًَ (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
UK (C,V,ISO2L,English,U)
UK ()
GBR (C,O,ISO3L)
ISO826 (C,O,ISO3N)
UK00 (C,O,FIPS)
British (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  constituent countries joined the kingdom between 16th & 19th cen., with Northern Ireland as separate from Eire from 1925
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
constitutional monarchy (C)
independent political entity (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  London .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Europe, United Kingdom, England, Greater London) [7011781]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  since 1931
member of ....  European Union .......... (union)
................  (World, Europe) [7030305]
................  since 1973
member of ....  North Atlantic Treaty Organization .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029610]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1945

Sources and Contributors:
Britain..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Britannia..........  [VP]
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
British..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 39
GBR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 772
Great Britain..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Kingdom of..........  [VP]
......................................................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Grossbritannien und Nordirland..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1528
ISO826..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
Regno Unito..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 1047
Reino Unido..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 1072
Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte..........  [VP]
.............................................................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 30 July 2009
Royaume-Uni..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) II, 589
Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord..........  [VP]
...................................................................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 30 July 2009
UK..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...........  Seal, Cataloguing in UK (1980)
UK00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 90
United Kingdom..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 926
.............................  CIA, World Fact Book (1995)
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland..........  [BHA, FDA, VP]
...................................................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 723-724
...................................................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 739
...................................................................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 238
...................................................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
...................................................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...................................................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
...................................................................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 205
...................................................................................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 88
...................................................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
...................................................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 459
Vereinigte Königreich..........  [VP]
......................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
Verenigd Koninkrijk..........  [VP]
...................................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) I, 812
Соединенное Королевство Великобритании и Северной Ирландии..........  [VP]
...............................................................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
大不列颠及北爱尔兰联合王国..........  [VP]
..........................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
المم ىَة المخحدة بًرًطاه اَ ا عًظمى وآ رًٍيدا اضًما ةًَ..........  [VP]
.........................................................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 31 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 723-724
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 739; 926
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 238
..................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) II, 589
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1528
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 1047
..................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 1072
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1995)
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) I, 812
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 772
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2610495
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 90
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
..................  Seal, Cataloguing in UK (1980)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 205
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 88
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 39
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 459
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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