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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland1 is situated on the British Isles2 — a large group of islands lying off the north-western coast of Europe3 and separated from the continent by the English Channel4 and the Strait of Dover5 in the south and the North Sea6 in the east.
The British Isles consist of two large islands — Great Britain and Ireland — separated by the Irish Sea7, and a lot of small islands, the main of which are the Isle of Wight8 in the English Channel, Anglesea9 and the Isle of Man10 in the Irish Sea, the Hebides11 — a group of islands off the north-western coast of Scotland12, and two groups of islands lying to the north of Scotland: the Orkney Islands13 and the Shetland Islands14.
Historically the territory of the United Kingdom is divided into four parts: England15, Scotland, Wales16 and Northern Ireland.
The total area of the United Kingdom is 244 square kilometres.