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United Kingdom

Official English Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Common English Name: United Kingdom (UK)

Capital: London

REGION
Western Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Ireland (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
English Channel (South)
North Sea (East)
Atlantic Ocean (North)
Irish Sea (West)
TOTAL AREA
243,610 km2 (99.4% land, 0.6% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
360 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
12,429 km
CLIMATE
Temperate
TERRAIN
Rugged hills
Low mountains
Level to rolling plains in east and southeast
HIGHEST POINT
Ben Nevis (1,343 m)
LOWEST POINT
The Fens (-4 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Coal
Petroleum
Natural gas
Iron ore
Lead
Zinc
NATURAL DISASTERS
Flooding
Windstorms
DEMONYM
Briton
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
White (87.17%)
Black (3.01%)
Indian (2.30%)
Mixed (1.98%)
Pakistani (1.86%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Scots
Scottish Gaelic
Welsh
Irish
Cornish
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Christian (59.5%)
Atheist (25.7%)
Muslim (4.4%)
Hindu (1.3%)
POPULATION
64,430,428
LARGEST CITY
London (8,754,710)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Birmingham (1,126,927)
Glasgow (603,080)
Liverpool (565,161)
Bristol (560,982)
Manchester (537,820)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth reform
HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Theresa May
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
27 Two-tier countries
32 London boroughs
36 Metropolitan districts
56 Unitary authorities
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
12 April 1927 (Formation of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
God Save the Queen
GDP PER CAPITA
$41,200 (USD)
CURRENCY
£ (Great Britain Pound)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 USD = £0.81
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.uk
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+44

Tea time doesn’t necessarily mean that one will drink only tea or any tea at all. It can refer to snacks and its meaning differs by the historical social class structure.

Greetings occur with a strong handshake.

Touching during conversation is frowned upon, as are public displays of affection and staring.

When invited over to dinner, arrive on time if you are in Scotland or Wales. If you’re in England, arrive 10-20 minutes late. Keep hands on table during the entire meal, and the meal is over when the host folds his napkin.

In business, punctuality is very important. In older companies, connections are the most important and prevalent way of hiring. Meetings are also scheduled far in advance and presentations delivered must be detailed.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uk.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/UK (Ethnic and religious data)

http://www.citymayors.com/gratis/uk_topcities.html (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 December 2016