If you were to compare the United Kingdom to the size of the
United States, its size would be slightly smaller than the state
of Oregon. The total area size of land in the United Kingdom
equals 241,590 sq km, with a total water area size that equals
3,230 sq km, for a combined overall total area size that equals
244,820 sq km.
The only country that borders the United Kingdom is Ireland,
with a land border reaching 360 km. The United Kingdom coastline
stretches out across 12,429 km. The terrain of the United Kingdom
consists of mostly rugged hills and low mountains with level
to rolling plains in east and southeast. The highest point in
the United Kingdom is Ben Nevis, which reaches up to 1,343 meters,
while the lowest point is The Fens at negative 4 meters.
The Climate of the United Kingdom
The climate of the United Kingdom is typically rather temperate
and is moderated by southwest winds over the North Atlantic
Current. While it is typically a moderate climate with more
than one-half of the days being overcast, natural hazards such
as winter windstorms and floods can occur.
The United Kingdom’s Natural
The land of the UK consists of almost 24 percent arable land
and provides such natural resources as coal, petroleum, natural
gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay,
chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, and slate.
Other Unique Facts
The United Kingdom lies near vital North Atlantic sea lanes,
only 35 km from France. It is now linked to France by tunnel
under the English Channel. Due to the UK’s heavily indented
coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal waters.