Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for the United Kingdom (UK). Explore satellite imagery of London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, on the Google Maps of Europe below.
United Kingdom (GPS: 54 00 N, 2 00 W) located in Western Europe, islands – including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland – between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France. The country’s area measurements are total: 243,610 sq km; land: 241,930 sq km, water: 1,680 sq km. This sovereign state is twice the size of Pennsylvania, slightly smaller than Oregon. The total irrigated land is 950 sq km (2012).
One of the essential features of the United Kingdom: Lies near vital North Atlantic sea lanes. Only 35 km from France and linked by tunnel under the English Channel (the Channel Tunnel or Chunnel). Because of the heavily indented coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal waters.