Political map of the UK / United Kingdom

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Political map of UK
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Examples of styling in the zoom previews are included as ready to use high-resolution PDF files in the download package. You can edit all colours, fonts and other elements using Adobe Illustrator or other SVG editing software.


There is a lot of data on this map, so to show everything you will need to reproduce it relatively large, e.g. A4 to poster size, or tile it on several pages, such as in an atlas, or as a high-resolution PDF.

All the modern counties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are plotted and named, and you have the option to show them with their administrative boundary lines and/or as areas of colour. The smallest counties of Scotland and Wales are plotted with numbers and keys.

Hundreds of towns and cities of the UK are plotted in five typographic levels according to size.

The principal roads, airports and ferry crossings are all shown.

There are also hundreds of islands, lakes and rivers on the base layers, making an impressive backdrop to the political data.

You can customise the colour, style and visibility of any layer, and add extra data as you please.

Need more detail? Check our best detailed map base of the UK, which has hundreds of extra towns and thousands more roads plus urban zones and unitary authority boundaries plotted for a modest extra price.