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UK Facts and Figures

The UK in numbers: find an overview of the most relevant statistics and figures below!

Country Name: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland      

Government Type: constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm            

Area (km²): 241,910      

Climate: temperate      

Capital: London              

Population: 63,395,574 (July 2013 estimate)

Population Density: 260/km²

Major Urban Areas: London (8.615 million), Birmingham (2.296 million), Manchester (2.247 million), West Yorkshire (1.541 million), Glasgow (1.166 million)

Ethnic groups: white 92.1% (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%), black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001 census)

Languages: English; recognized regional languages include Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, Cornish

Religions: Christian 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1% (2001 census)

Gross Domestic Product: USD 2.441 trillion (2012)

GDP Per Capita: USD 37,500 (2012)

Unemployment Rate: 8.0% (2012)

Mercer Cost of Living Index 2012: London (25), Birmingham (133), Aberdeen (148), Glasgow (161), Belfast (165)

Human Development Index: 0.875 (2013)

Currency: British Pound (GBP)

Time Zone: UTC              

Country Code: +44        

Emergency Number: 999

Voltage: 230V / 50 Hz   

Recommended Vaccinations: Routine, Hepatitis A/B, Rabies (optional)

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