Where is United Kingdom?

Located in Western Europe, the United Kingdom has a 443.00 km border with Ireland.The UK is involved in territory disputes with Gibraltar and Argentina.

The United Kingdom is a European country covering 243,610.00 km2 of which 0.69% is water and 241,930.00 km2 is land. The area includes Rockall and Shetland Islands. This makes it the 81st largest country in the world and twice the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon. Its geographic coordinates are 54 00 N, 2 00 W and London is the capital city.

The term "Great Britian" dates back to medieval times, and was used to distinguish it from Brittany, in France.

Its ISO code is GB.

Geography

The United Kingdom has a mean elevation of 162 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is The Fens which is -4m below sea level. Its highest elevation is Ben Nevis which is 1,343m above tall.

The islands have subtropical and tropical climates. The terrain is mostly made up of rugged hills and low mountains, which turn into plains in the east and southeast.

Population

United Kingdom has a population of 64,430,428 making it the 22nd largest in the world. The majority of the population lives within reasonable distance to London.

English is the most commonly spoken language. The most commong ethnic group reported is white. The majority of the population identifies with Protestant Christianity, with a significant amount identifying as non-religious.

The dialing code for the country is 44.

Government

United Kingdom is an independent country. The Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act established the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1927. The United Kingdom does not have a specific document named as the constitution.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, United Kingdom's GDP is $2,790,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $42,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 9th largest economy and its citizens the 37th richest in the world. The currency of United Kingdom is the Pound (GBP).

Its major export partners are the United States, Germany, and Switzerland. Its main exports are manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals, and food. Its major import partners are Germany, China, and the United States. Its major imports include manufactured goods, machinery, fuels, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on August 1st, 2017