The United Kingdom of Northern Ireland and Great Britain is popularly famous as UK or United Kingdom or Britain. It is the sovereign state located on the northwestern coastline of Europe. The country is the permanent associate of the G8, the UN Security Council, the European Union and Commonwealth of Nations. The country has a constitutional monarchy along with a parliamentary system. The UK is surrounded by water bodies that include English Channel, Atlantic Sea, Irish Sea and the North Sea. The country was the first to join hands with industrialization and presently it holds the sixth position in terms of the fastly developing nation of the world. Although English is the major language of the UK; Welsh, Gaelic, Cornish and Irish are the other Celtic languages that are also spoken in the nation. It also has an enriched sports history with cricket, football, tennis, rugby football, golf etc being the famous and well-acclaimed sports of the country.