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Capital: London


Total Population: 65,595,565
Natural Increase: 0.7%
Density: 271 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 82.8%
Population of main metropolitan areas: London (12,090,254); Birmingham (1,919,346); Manchester (1,885,530); Leeds (1,181,206); Newcastle (1,065,336); Glasgow (956,593); Liverpool (943,613); Sheffield (898,347); Nottingham (849,372); Bristol (815,137)
Ethnic Origins: European origin (about 87%), African origin (about 3%), Indian (about 3%), Pakistani (about 2%), mixed (about 2%) and other origin (about 3%). (Office of National Statistics)
Official Language: English. Welsh in Wales.
Other Languages Spoken: Scots and Scottish Gaelic in Scotland, Irish Gaelic in Northern Ireland
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%.
National Currency: British Pound (GBP)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 GBP = 1.1384 EUR

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: 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 was hard hit by the economic crisis, but is recovering. High public deficit.
HDI*: 0.907/1
HDI (World Rank): 14/188

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 call from the United Kingdom, dial 00
To call 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 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 695,220660,034690,466625,806635,762
Exports of Goods (million USD) 472,792540,616505,205460,446409,397
Imports of Services (million USD) 195,675202,225210,230207,704198,653
Exports of Services (million USD) 317,153332,276361,350345,052327,176

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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