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What hemisphere is the United Kingdom in?

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The United Kingdom is located in the Northern, Eastern, and Western Hemispheres. This is due to its position on the Prime Meridian, which runs through London and separates the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

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The Prime Meridian is an imaginary vertical line which is located at zero degrees longitude. Countries to the east of the Prime Meridian are considered to be in the Eastern Hemisphere, and countries to the west of the Prime Meridian are considered to be in the Western Hemisphere. As the Prime Meridian intersects the United Kingdom, the country is therefore in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. As the United Kingdom is located north of the equator, it is also considered to be in the Northern Hemisphere.

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