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Countries of the United Kingdom

one of four constituent parts of the United Kingdom: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
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The number of countries that make up the United Kingdom is often the subject of debate. In decreasing order of area they are:

The United Nations and UK government says that the United Kingdom is officially made up of two countries (England and Scotland), one principality (Wales) and one province (Northern Ireland).