Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Oceanwith the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The United Kingdom is a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. Apart from Englandthe countries have their own devolved governments,  each with varying powers,   but such power is delegated by the Parliament of the United Kingdomwhich may enact laws unilaterally altering or abolishing devolution.
The nearby Isle of ManBailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey are not part of the UK, being Crown dependencies with the British Government responsible for Sex show Sheffield 2016 and international representation.
British influence can be observed in the language, culture and political systems of many of its former colonies.
The United Kingdom is a developed country and has the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a very high Human Development Index rating iKngdom, ranking 14th in the world. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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A referendum in resulted in Following the partition of Ireland and the independence of the Irish Free State inwhich left Northern Ireland as the only part of the island of Ireland within the United Kingdom, the name was changed to the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". Although the United Kingdom is a sovereign country, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are also widely referred to as countries. The term "Great Britain" conventionally refers to the island of Great Britain, or politically to England, Scotland and Wales Scunthorpe lesbian clubs combination.
The term "Britain" is used both as a synonym for Great Britain,    and as a synonym for the United Kingdom. The adjective "British" is commonly Milf montero Morecambe to refer to matters relating to the United Kingdom. The term has no definite legal connotation, but is used in law to refer to United Kingdom citizenship and matters to do with nationality. Settlement by anatomically modern humans of what was to become the United Kingdom occurred in waves beginning by about 30, years ago.
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Although the monarchy was restoredthe Interregnum along with the Glorious Revolution of and the subsequent Bill of Rightsand the Claim of Right Act ensured that, unlike much of the rest of Europe, royal absolutism would not prevail, and a professed Catholic could never accede to the throne.
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