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 Thursday, September 18, 2014

Official name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland minus Scotland (tbc)
Number of constituent countries fourthree
Population 64,100,000
(22nd most populous worldwide)
(23rd most populous worldwide)
Population by constituent country England 84%, Scotland 8%, Wales 4%, N Ireland 3%England 92%, Wales 5%, N Ireland 3%
Area 243,610 sq km
(80th largest country worldwide)
164,838 sq km
(92nd largest country worldwide)
Area by constituent country England 53%, Scotland 32%, Wales 9%, N Ireland 6%England 79%, Wales 13%, N Ireland 9%
Population density 262 people per sq km
(51st densest country worldwide)
357 people per sq km
(36th densest country worldwide)
Recognised languages English (official)
Scots, Ulster-Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
English (official)
Ulster-Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Irish
Ethnicity 87.1% White, 7.0% Asian, 3.0% Black, 2.0% Mixed, 0.9% Other86.3% White, 7.4% Asian, 3.2% Black, 2.2% Mixed, 1.0% Other
Religion Christianity 59%, No religion 33%, Islam 4%, Hinduism 1%, Other religions 2%Christianity 60%, No religion 32%, Islam 5%, Hinduism 1%, Other religions 2%
Largest cities London, Birmingham, GlasgowLondon, Birmingham, Manchester
Lies between latitudes 49° to 61° N
longitudes 9° W to 2° E
latitudes 49° to 56° N
longitudes 9° W to 2° E
Geographical centre Morecambe BayHigh Ercall, Shropshire
Highest mountain Ben Nevis (1343m)Snowdon (1085m)
Longest river River Severn (350km)River Severn (350km)
Temperature range −27.2 °C to 38.5 °C−26.1 °C to 38.5 °C
Number of inhabited islands 12528
Length of coastline 32,000 km13,500 km
Land border 360 km456 km
% covered by forest 12%9%
Currency pound sterlingpound sterling
Members of Parliament Con 304, Lab 256, Lib 56, Other 34
[650 MPs] (Coalition government)
Con 303, Lab 215, Lib 45, Other 28
[591 MPs] (Conservative majority)

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