Streetdirectory.com UK, provides a variety of customized UK Maps, satellite images and UK streetmaps. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain) is a country consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.UK was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. (Canada was previously under the English rule). Naturally, the UK is a highly developed country, with the world's 6th largest economy. There are currently 1.7 million registered UK Businesses to date.The UK nevertheless remains a great power with leading economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence. It is a recognised nuclear weapons state while its military expenditure ranks third or fourth in the world, depending on the method of calculation. It is a Member state of the European Union, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, G8, G20, NATO, OECD, the Council of Europe and the World Trade Organization.