National Symbols of United Kingdom

Last updated on March 22nd, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

Great Britain is a small country in the northwest of Europe. The full name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The capital of Great Britain is London. It consists of four “historical provinces”: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The state is located in the British Isles. The area of Great Britain is 243 809 km2.

National composition: English-81.5%, Scottish-9.6%, Irish-2.4%, Welsh-1.9%, people from the West Indies, India, Pakistan, etc. – 2.8%. Languages: English, Welsh (spoken by about a quarter of the population of Wales), Scottish dialect of Gaelic (about 60 thousand people in Scotland).

The state religion is Anglican (27 million people) in England and Wales (the head of the church is the monarch), Presbyterian in Scotland (headed by the General Assembly, which includes representatives of both clergy and laity), Roman Catholic – 9 million people, Muslims – 1.6 million people.

The state currency is the pound sterling, Pound, British Pound (£). 1 pound sterling consists of 100 pence.

The country code of the United Kingdom is +44 and the domain is .uk.

The national symbols of Great Britain are its flag, the Royal Coat of Arms, and the national anthem.

During the heyday of Great Britain as a colonial power, British cuisine was strongly influenced by the cuisine of “overseas” countries, primarily India. For example, the Anglo-Indian chicken dish — tikka masala – is considered a real British “national dish”.

The most popular sports in the U.K. are football, cricket, rugby, golf, track and field, badminton, squash, and curling. In England and Scotland, football is considered a national sport, and it is a passion of many Britons.

Tea is a traditional British drink. So, the British drink 165 million cups of tea every day, while the majority (98%) drink it with milk, and only 30% add sugar to tea. Tea is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national symbols of Britain.

Rishi Sunak is the current Prime minister of the United Kingdom, and King Charles III (Monarch) is the President.

– Further information regarding the symbols and knowledge of the United Kingdom can be found in the table of contents –

Country information

Former name(s) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Official name(s) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Alternative name(s) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (official, English)
Regional location 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
Country name etymology Self-descriptive; short-form name of "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
Climate Temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast
Terrain Mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast
Population 67,886,011
National Day 23 Apr 2021
Language(s) English
Religion Christianity, Islam, and Traditional faiths
Country code +44
Literacy rate 99%
Currency Pound sterling
Capital city London
Domain(TLD) .uk
Ethnicity White, Asian, Black, and mixed
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality British
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 242,495 km² (93,628 sq mi)
Timezone UTC (Greenwich Mean Time, WET)
Average elevation 162 m (531 ft)
Coastline 12,429 km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of United Kingdom

Motto of United Kingdom

No official motto

National animal of United Kingdom

The National animal of United Kingdom is Lion

National Animal of United Kingdom - Lion

National flower of United Kingdom

The National flower of United Kingdom is Rose. Botanical name is Rosa.

National flower of United Kingdom - Rose

National bird of United Kingdom

The National bird of United Kingdom is Robin

National bird of United Kingdom - Robin

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Neighbouring countries of United Kingdom

British Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion’s claw.

What will be, will be.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Many hands make light work.

Well begun is half done.

Let every man praise the bridge he goes over.

Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.

A full cup must be carried steadily.

There’s no place like home.

Strike while the iron is hot.

Absence is a shrew.

A ragged colt may make a good horse.

Make not your sail too big for your ballast.

Death always comes too early or too late.

He laughs best who laughs last.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Big thunder, little rain.

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