United Kingdom

United Kingdom – a country in northern Europe, that once owned the largest empire in history. It consists of four ‘countries’: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

UNITED NATIONS • EUROPEAN UNION • COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS • NATO • G8 • G-20   


Capital City: London 
Largest Cities: LondonBirmingham • Glasgow • Leeds • Edinburgh 
Nearest Countries: Ireland • France • Belgium • Netherlands • Norway
Languages
– Official: English
– Most Spoken: English (95%) • Polish • Welsh • Punjabi • Arabic
– Recognised Regional Languages: Welsh • Irish • Scots • Scottish Gaelic • Cornish 
Population: 64,038,284 (2013)
– Rank:
— in EU: 3rd
— in continent: 5th
— in world: 21st 
Area: 94,060 sq mi
– Rank:
— in EU: 6th
— in continent: 10th
— in world: 80th 

Density: 680.8 sq mi
– Rank:
— in world: 32nd 
 
Economy
Currency
— Name: Pound Sterling
— Abbreviation: GBP (Great British Pound)
— Sign: £ – pound, p – penny
— Equal to: 100 pence
GDP (Nominal)
— Total: £1.533 trillion
— Rank:
—- in EU: 3rd
—- in world: 6th
— Per Capita: £24,043
— Rank:
—- in EU: 11th
—- in world: 23rd
Largest Companies (FTSE): Royal Dutch Shell • HSBC • BP • Vodafone Group • GlaxoSmithKline
Internet Domain: .uk

Government
Parliament
— Prime Minister: David Cameron (C)
— Deputy Prime Minister: Nick Clegg (LD)
— Chancellor of the Exchequer: George Osborne (C)
Monarch
— Queen: Elizabeth II

International Relations
Memberships:
United Nations • European Union • Commonwealth of Nations • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation • G20
Closest Allies:
Ireland • United States • France • Australia

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