The cost was high and Britain no longer had the wealth to maintain an empire, so it granted independence to most of the Empire.
With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe.
It is also the 21st-most populous country, with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants.
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) and colloquially Great Britain (GB) or simply Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe.
Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, the United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands.
Other major urban areas in the United Kingdom include the conurbations centred on Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.
The United Kingdom consists of four countries—England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In 2016, 336 TWh of electricity was produced in the UK (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy data 27/7/17) and 324 TWh was supplied to the grid.
Gross production comprised 72 TWh (21%) nuclear, 143 TWh (42%) from gas, 31 TWh (9%) from coal (less than half the 2015 figure, due to doubling of the carbon price floor to £18), 1.8 TWh from oil, and 24.5% from renewables: 37.4 TWh (11%) from wind, 10.4 TWh from solar PV, 8 TWh hydro and pumped storage, 30 TWh from biofuels including waste.
An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is brain damage caused by events after birth and can result in cognitive, physical, emotional, or behavioural impairments leading to permanent or temporary changes in functioning.