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is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another sovereign state—the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. The United Kingdom is a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system, with its seat of government in the capital city of London. It is a country in its own right and consists of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There are three devolved national administrations, each with varying powers, based in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, the capitals of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland respectively. Associated with the UK, but not constitutionally part of it, are three Crown Dependencies. The United Kingdom has fourteen overseas territories. These are remnants of the British Empire which, at its height in 1922, encompassed almost a quarter of the world's land surface and was the largest empire in history. British influence can still be observed in the language, culture and legal systems of many of its former territories. The UK is a developed country and has the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and seventh-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power with leading economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence. It is a recognised nuclear weapons state and its military expenditure ranks third or fourth in the world. The UK has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946; it is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Union, the G7, the G8, the G20, NATO, the OECD and the World Trade Organization.

Capital LONDON
Currency Sterlina (GBP)
Country code 0044
Spoken languages ​​ english

Temperate wet and windy. The winter is hard, especially in the North of England and Scotland. The summer is very warm and often rainy, with temperatures rarely exceed 30°. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year. Typically months ranging from March to June are the driest months, ranging from November to January are the wettest.


The health situation in General is good. The State of medical facilities-public and private hospital is good. The medicines are easily available. There are no endemic diseases in the country. Being a Country of the European Union to obtain local health care, you will need the European health insurance card (TEAM), health card and replacement of the mod. And 111, which is distributed in Italy by the Ministry of economy and Finance to all subscribers to the National Health Service. It is important to emphasize that the TEAM may not be used for transferring abroad for highly specialized care (care plan), for which prior authorization is required on the part of your SLA. We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country.


A landline drive and a mobile phone of GSM network can be used. It is prohibited to use the phone handset (or anything similar) while driving; in case of infringement is a fine from 30 to 1,000 GBP (higher in the case of drivers of buses and lorries). Each driver must make sure that your vehicle's Guide does not constitute danger to other road users; He may therefore use a phone "handsfree" provided that keep the attention focused on driving.


Temperate wet and windy. The winter is hard, especially in the North of England and Scotland. The summer is very warm and often rainy, with temperatures rarely exceed 30°. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year. Typically months ranging from March to June are the driest months, ranging from November to January are the wettest.


Licence Italiana. Car insurance The national insurance certificate of a visitor whose vehicle is registered in Italy is also valid in the United Kingdom. Remember those abroad help a car of his own, which is advisable to have a delegation to conduct of the owner with a notary certified signature at. Driving rules Direction of travel: movement to the left, overtaking on the right. Limitations on movement London: motorists, including foreigners, have to pay a fee for driving and parking in Central London on weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 7.00 to 18.30. The fee of 8£ per day is charged at service stations or at newsstands. A map of the affected area and more information are available on the website: www.cclondon.com/. From February 4, 2008 is in effect the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ): the affected vehicles are trucks, buses, coaches, large vans, minibuses with old diesel engine production, as well as other special vehicles belonging to the category of lorries and vans such as camper and vans for transporting horses. Are required to meet emission standards set by the Low Emission Zone both operators of vehicles registered in Britain that vehicles with foreign license plates to Britain In order to circulate within the LEZ without paying the daily toll, all operators of the above-mentioned categories of vehicles not registered in Great Britain, but meeting emission standards, must register their vehicle with Transport for London (TfL). For further information you can consult the Euro Parking Collection website www.epcplc.com. Compulsory equipment Safety belts: compulsory for the driver and front passenger, and then only if the vehicle is fitted with; This legislation also applies to vehicles registered abroad. Non-residents, if they are in possession of a dispensation for medical reasons, must obtain a certificate of exemption British physician upon arrival. Child seat: a child less than 3 years must be placed in a special seat in the back seat that is perfect. One child from 3 to 12 years or less than 1.35 m height that travel in the front seat must wear a seat belt or be placed in a child. If you are travelling in the back seat must be secured with both (seat belt) if the vehicle is fitted. All children over 12 years or more than 1.35 metres tall must wear a safety belt if available. Helmets for motorcyclists: required. This rule also applies to passengers (except for the side-car). A visitor must wear a helmet of an approved model in his country provided that the national rules in force conform to British ones. Lighthouses A driver must: -turn on the lights of the vehicle position his from dusk till dawn -turn on the headlights of his vehicle (at least 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise) if running on roads without lighting or on roads where the streetlights are more than 185 m from one another or that do not work. -turn on the headlights of his vehicle front and rear fog lamps when visibility is reduced to less than 100 m. -to adjust the headlights of the car for the movement to the left; in case of non-compliance can risk a fine of up to 1,000 GBP. Hazard warning triangle, position lights: using the triangle is optional. Should be positioned at 45 m from the obstacle on the same side of the road. Cannot be used on a highway. The position lights must be turned on due to a fault or an accident that create obstacles to movement. Should not be used while driving, just to warn other motorists of an upcoming obstacle. First-aid box: recommended, but not required. Alcohol in blood: the permitted limit of alcohol in the blood is the 0.8 per thousand.

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