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United Kingdom Facts & Figures

Flag of United Kingdom
Total area: 244,820 sq km (94,526 sq mi)
Population (2009 est.): 61,113,205
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): London - 7,615,000 (metro. area)
Other large cities: Glasgow - 1,099,400; Birmingham - 971,800; Liverpool - 461,900; Edinburgh - 460,000; Leeds - 417,000; Bristol - 406,500; Manchester - 390,700; Bradford - 288,400
Currency: Pound sterling ()
Languages: English, Welsh, Scots Gaelic
Religions: Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1%
Time zone: GMT; DST: GMT+1 (from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)
Electricity: AC 240V/50Hz, square three-pin plug ("British" plugs) are in use

The United Kingdom (or UK, full name - The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) is an island country situated off the northwestern coast of continental Europe surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. The country comprises of four nations: England (capital city - London), Scotland (capital city - Edinburgh), Wales (capital city - Cardiff) and Northern Ireland (capital city - Belfast) and occupies the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern portion of the island of Ireland and most of the remaining British Isles. The Republic of Ireland is the only country UK has a land border with.

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London, view from the London Eye on the Westminster Palace The London Eye Covent Garden Market, London Covent Garden Market, London 

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