The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a sovereign state located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. It is an island country. The UK is a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state. The UK has fourteen overseas territories, all remnants of the British Empire. The UK is a developed country, with the fifth (nominal GDP) or sixth (PPP) largest economy in the world. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
It has a population of 60,776,238 spread over a land area of 244,820 square kilometres. In the past week 248 people, 36 companies and 21 organizations from United Kingdom were significantly discussed in news sources from around the world. The following represents the most talked about people, places, organizations and topics from United Kingdom over the last seven days.