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Flag Description
blue field with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland); properly known as the Union Flag, but commonly called the Union Jack; the design and colors (especially the Blue Ensign) have been the basis for a number of other flags including other Commonwealth countries and their constituent states or provinces, and British overseas territories

National anthem
"God Save the Queen"
Identity for & of citizens
Compulsory identity cards were to be introduced under the Identity Cards Act 2006. Initial cards, not yet compulsory, were introduced for those who wanted them in 2009, but the requirement and the cards were abolished by the Identity Documents Act 2010 after a change of government, with no compensation for those who had paid for them.When a formal identity document is needed, a passport or a driving licence is used. For those who do not have—or wish to carry—a passport or driving licence, the UK Government has instituted the PASS scheme, which allows private companies to issue proof of age cards to UK residents, primarily for young people to prove age in the purchase of age-restricted goods and services.

United Kingdom plus British overseas territories and Crown dependencies) Bordering Countries
Cyprus, Ireland, Spain

National Government
United Kingdom Government
National Law
Ministry of Justice
National Police
National Capital
National Population
Latest population
Independence Day
National Helplines
Police / Ambulance / Fire - 112 / 999
Non-emergency police - 101
Non-emergency health issues - 111 Deaf people and people who are unable to speak can text 999 after registration by sending a text message with the word 'Register' to 999. 911 redirects to 999 on mobile phones
Child help-line - 116111
ENGLAND: National Domestic Violence Free phone Helpline - 0808 2000 247
NORTHERN IRELAND: Domestic Violence Helpline - 0800 917 14 14
SCOTLAND: Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 027 1234 / 080 88 01 03 02
WALES: All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - 0800 8010 800
National bird, flower
National Animal
Lion (England)
National Bird
Red kite (Wales)
Unicorn (Scotland)
Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon of Wales)
National Flower
Tudor Rose (Rosa)
United Kingdom (Wales) : Leek (Babbingtons Leek), Daffodil (Narcissus Amaryllidaceae)
Scotland : Thistle (Cirsium Altissimum)
National Fruit
National Language
English, Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)
Welsh (about 20% of the population of Wales)
Irish (about 10% of the population of Northern Ireland)
Cornish (some 2,000 to 3,000 people in Cornwall)
National Currency
British Pound
Botanical Gardens, Zoos
Botanical Gardens