Geographic coordinates: 54 00 N, 2 00 W
Area: Total 243,610 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 80
Land: 241,930 sq km
Water: 1,680 sq km
Land boundaries: 360 km
Coastline: 12,429 km
Western Europe, between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France.
Temperate, moderated by prevailing South West winds across the North Atlantic current, more than half of days overcast.
Mostly rugged hills and low mountains, level to rolling plains in the East and South East.
Lowest point: The Fens 4m
Highest point: Ben Nevis, 1,343m
Coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate and arable land.