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flag United Kingdom United Kingdom: Introduction

Capital: London


Total Population: 64,097,085
Natural Increase: 0.6%
Density: 265 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 82.1%
Population of main cities including suburbs: London (12,200,000); Birmingham (2,284,000); Manchester (2,240,230); Leeds (1,500,000); Glasgow (1,200,000); Liverpool (817,000).
Ethnic Origins: White (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6%.
Official Language: English. Welsh in Wales.
Other Languages Spoken: Welsh in Wales.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Anglicans 46.3%
Catholics 21.5%
Muslims - Sunni 10.8%
Sikhs 4.2%
Protestants 2.6%
Hindus 1.4%
Jewish 1.3%
Others 11.9%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In London

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: British Pound (GBP)

Country Overview

Area: 243,610 km²
Type of State: The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy. It is divided into four parts called constituent countries that are: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The UK is a unitary state with partial devolution of power in Scotland, Wales, and in Northern Ireland.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
Second greatest financial market in the world. The country has been hit hardly by the economic crisis and the economy shows a high public deficit.
HDI*: 0.892/1
HDI (World Rank): 14/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From the United Kingdom, Dial 00
To Make a Call to the United Kingdom, Dial +44
Internet Suffix: .uk
Computers: 80.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 52.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 87.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 482,852591,095673,691690,563654,436
Exports of Goods (million USD) 352,873415,959502,540474,476541,348
Imports of Services (million USD) 157,501164,542174,690175,224172,787
Exports of Services (million USD) 228,256263,789292,758288,370289,970

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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