United Kingdom

Formal Name:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Local Name:
United Kingdom

Local Formal Name:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  European Union   NATO   United Nations  
Status:UN Member Country
Capital City:London
Main Cities:Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast
Area:244,880 km2
Currency:1 pound sterling = 100 pence
Languages:English, Welsh, Scots, Scots Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Cornish, British Sign Language (all official)
Religions:Protestant, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Judaism
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Union Flag & Naval Jack [1:2]

This is the 1:2 national version; for the 3:5 British Army version see design code UNKG4003.

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Civil Ensign "Red Duster" [1:2]

The Red Ensign is the appropriate courtesy flag for civilian ships visiting UK waters. Government and naval vessels should use the Blue and White Ensigns respectively.

Image of Civil Jack

Civil Jack [1:2]

This was once the British pilot jack, but is now used as the jack of civilian vessels.

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Government / Naval Reserve Ensign [1:2]

The Blue Ensign may be worn by vessels commanded by officers in the RNR, when in possession of a warrant from the Ministry of Defence.

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Naval Ensign "White Ensign" [1:2]