Can You Match the Fact to the UK Country?


By: John Miller

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About This Quiz

The United Kingdom is an old and famous group of countries in Western Europe. The UK wields incredible influence over global politics and culture -- do you really know much about the countries that make up the UK?

Which UK nation has the smallest amount of territory?

Northern Ireland is not a very big place. It encompasses around 13,000 square kilometers, making it the smallest of the UK countries.


How many countries make up the United Kingdom (UK)?

As of 2018, there are four countries that make up the UK. They are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


London is the capital of which UK country?

London, a metro area of roughly 14 million people, is the capital of England. London is also officially the capital of the UK.


Which nation was a major player during a time called "The Troubles"?

From 1968 until 1998, sectarian violence ("The Troubles") in Northern Ireland led to the deaths of around 3,600 people. The conflict centered around the country's constitutional status.


Which country makes up more than 80% of the UK's total population?

There are more than 50 million people living in England, a population that dwarfs the other three UK nations. England's population density is also much higher, at around 406 people per square kilometer.


Of the four nations, which one makes up the smallest percentage of total UK population?

By population, Northern Ireland is the smallest of the UK countries. Only about 2 million people live there.


After England, what's the second most populous UK nation?

Scotland is the second-most-populous nation in the UK, yet it still makes up only about 10% of the UK's population base. Just over 5 million people live there.


Cardiff is the capital of which UK country?

Cardiff is the largest city and capital of Wales. It's a hugely important tourist destination -- in 2010 alone, more than 18 million people visited the city of fewer than 400,000.


Which country accounts for about one-third of the UK's total territory?

Scotland is the second-largest country in the UK. With around 78,000 square kilometers, it is significantly smaller than England.


Which nation is the only one that does NOT share a land border with the other UK countries?

Wales, England and Scotland are all a part of one big island. Northern Ireland, though, is separated from those three by the sea.


Which country sits at the northern edge of England?

Scotland rests on the northern end of the island of Great Britain and shares a border with England. England and Scotland have had a testy territorial relationship for centuries.


Which UK nation is made up mostly of mountains?

Wales, which sits to the west of England, is a small but mountainous country. The tallest mountain is called Snowdon, which is 3,560 feet high.


Belfast is the capital of which UK country?

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. During the violence of The Troubles, Belfast was often rocked by bombs and bullets.


Loch Ness is a famous lake in _____.

Loch Ness is a 22-mile-long lake in Scotland. It is famous as the home of the mythical Loch Ness Monster.


Which UK country doesn't really have a large city?

Wales is not a very big country, and its biggest city (Cardiff) has fewer than 370,000 people, making it the 11th-largest metro area in the UK.


Which country makes up about 3% of the UK's population?

Northern Ireland is the UK's smallest country in terms of population. Only about 2 million people live there, a number that makes up roughly 3% of the UK's total population.


Edinburgh is the capital of which UK nation?

Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since at least the 1400s. It is also the second-largest financial center in the UK.


Where would you visit Brecon Beacons National Park?

Brecon Beacons National Park is a gorgeous natural area in Wales. It is a major destination for hikers who want to explore parts of the Black Mountains.


The Giant's Causeway is a world-famous rock structure in which country?

On the coast of Northern Ireland, you can visit the Giant's Causeway, a series of roughly 40,000 interlocking basalt columns created by a volcanic eruption. It's one of the country's best-known geographical features.


Where would you find a place called Edinburgh Castle?

Edinburgh Castle is a jaw-dropping castle built onto a hill overlooking the city of the same name in Scotland. The site has featured human construction going all the way back to the Bronze Age.


England deployed troops to this UK country for about four decades in the 20th century. Which country was it?

During the sectarian strife that tore apart Northern Ireland, England deployed tens of thousands of troops in an effort to keep the peace. Even with a large military presence, violence persisted.


If you wanted to see a clock tower named Big Ben, where would you go?

In England -- more specifically, London -- you can see the clock tower named Big Ben. The iconic tower sits on the grounds of the Palace of Westminster.


Which country has the lowest population density in the UK?

Scotland is about the same size as South Carolina, and compared to the rest of the UK, not many people live there. Its population density is only around 67 people per square kilometer, roughly half that of Wales and Northern Ireland.


Where would you visit the Tower of London?

In London, you can visit the Tower of London, which has been around since the 9th century. During its history, it has sometimes been used as a prison, a fact that adds to its mystique.


The Good Friday Agreement played a major role in the political development of which country?

The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 established some fundamental rules for Northern Ireland's politics and helped to end The Troubles. It defined the country's governmental relationship between England and the Republic of Ireland.


Where would you find the amazing Stonehenge?

Stonehenge and its world-famous rocks are in England. After decades of intensive research, scientists still aren't sure why ancient people built Stonehenge.


Where can you see Caernarfon Castle?

Caernarfon Castle is a large castle in northwest Wales. Now a World Heritage Site, the castle changed hands many times during the area's tumultuous political history.


Inverness is a city in which country?

Inverness is the northernmost city in all of the UK. This famous Scottish city is home to about 50,000 people and is the site of the beautiful Inverness Castle.


Where would you see the Roman Baths?

In Bath, England you'll find the Roman Baths, a centuries-old complex built over the area's hot springs. Bath is one of England's most popular tourist destinations.


Anglesey is an island off of the coast of ____.

Off the coast of Wales, you'll find the large island of Angelsey, which has an area of nearly 280 square miles. As a rather remote place, it is home to small villages and the people there speak mostly Welsh.


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