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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

World Factbook

United Kingdom and Northern Ireland - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Great Britain
Quick Citation

United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Travel Info for The United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
from travelnotes.org

Local Weather Conditions


Driving on the left

Royal Family

British Indian

England, Great Britain, United Kingdom: What's the difference?

British Accents

National anthem

Traditional Food

Harry Potter

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