The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.
Languages: English, Welsh (about 26% of the Population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic
Ethnic Groups: 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%
Belief Systems: Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1%
Population: 63.6 million people (World Rank: 22nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 680 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 55th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.604 %/yr (World Rank: 153rd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 80.5 years (World Rank: 28th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 39.8 years (World Rank: 25th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
United Kingdom and Northern Ireland - General Information
Travel Info for The United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Embassy
in Washington D.C.