United Kingdom

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Country Code: UK. Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France. Land Area: 94,270 square miles. Capital: London. Climate: Temperate, moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current, more than one-half of the days are overcast. Terrain: Mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast.. Population: 59,647,790. Life Expectancy: 78 years. Literacy: 99%. Languages: English, Welsh, and Scottish form of Gaelic. Ethnic Groups: English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Ulster, West Indian, Indian, and Pakistani. Currency: British pound (GBP).

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