Flag of the United Kingdom - Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom flag is a white-fimbriated symmetric red cross on a blue field with a white-fimbriated counterchanged saltire of red and white. The used colors in the flag are blue, red, white. The proportion of the United Kingdom flag is 1:2. The Flag of the United Kingdom was adopted in 1801. The first use of the current flag design was in 1801. The last change to the current United Kingdom flag design was in 1801.

Flag of the United Kingdom - Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Flag proportion

Ratio 1:2


  • First flag usage: 1801
  • Adoption current flag: 1801
  • Last change flag: 1801

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About The United Kingdom


64 769 452


93 628 sq mi
242 495 km2

Population density

692 sq mi
267 km2

Country information

Country: The United Kingdom
Continent: Europe
Official languages: English
Capital: London
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Border length: 224 miles / 360 km
Neighbouring countries
Ireland: 224 miles 360 km

The United Kingdom flag is the flag of the country named The United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is located in continental Europe. The United Kingdom has 1 neighbouring country. The total length of land borders of The United Kingdom is 224 mi/ 360 km. The United Kingdom border neighbours and border lengths are: Ireland: 360 km.

64 769 452 people are living in the United Kingdom, a country stretching over 93 628 sq mi/ 242 495 km² (0.69% water). The population density in The United Kingdom is of 692 per sq mi/ 267 people per km². The official language of The United Kingdom is English. The capital city of the United Kingdom is London. The United Kingdom is a Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

The currency in the United Kingdom is the British pound £ (GBP). UTC (standard time) in The United Kingdom is UTC+00:00 and UTC+01:00 in summer. The United Kingdom has the unique two-letter country code, GB (also Internet top-level domain), its three-letter country code is GBR, and its three-digit country code is 826. The calling code for The United Kingdom is +44.




British pound £ (GBP)


CET: UTC+00:00
CEST: UTC+01:00


Internet TLD: GB
Three-letter country code: GBR
Three-digit country code: 826
Calling code: +44

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