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Location Western Europe Capital London Main Religion Christianity (protestantism, the queen is head of the Church of England, and catholicism) National Language English History England, Wales and Scotland merged into the United Kingdom in 1707.
When Ireland seceded from the United Kingdom in 1921, Northern Ireland remained British and became a part of the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom became a member of the European Union in 1973. It left the EU on January 31, 2020.
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(1) Picture by Stephen Petch
(2) Picture by Barry Chitty
(3) Picture by Greg Gibson