It has a high-income economy and has a "very high" Human Development Index, ranking 16th in the world.It was the first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries.The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland.With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the UK is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world.
The UK is a developed country and has the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity.
Following the partition of Ireland and the independence of the Irish Free State in 1922, which left Northern Ireland as the only part of the island of Ireland within the United Kingdom, the name "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" was adopted.
Although the United Kingdom, as a sovereign state, is a country, England, Scotland, Wales and, to a lesser degree, Northern Ireland, are also regarded as countries, though they are not sovereign states.
Terry said: 'I was nervous, but she brought along some of the letters I had written to her when I was in school.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe.