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United Kingdom

Facts and stats about United Kingdom

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What could be called four separate countries, make up the United Kingdom. These are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. At the beginning of the 20th century it had a large empire and was arguably the most dominant global power. By the end of the 1940s, its power was significantly reduced. However, the United Kingdom of today, is holding its own as a major player in world affairs. The United Kingdom which has one of the largest economies in the world, has been long recognized as the first country to become industrialized. Although the UK is one of the biggest players in Europe, it is not a member of the EuroZone due to differences with other member countries.

Complete devolution of powers to Scotland and Wales, has been a major topic of discussion, particularly over the last decade. Effective 1999, Northern Ireland has devolved powers with a new assembly.

The UK is a melting pot of ethnicities. This is due largely to the fact that it had colonies in different parts of the world. Lately, the nation has been been affected by issues rotating around multiculturalism, migrants and national identity.

This is against a qualifications of issues about terrorism and Islamist radicalism, increased after the destruction blast strikes on London's transportation system in 2005.

One of the latest styles in migration has been the appearance of employees from the new EU countries in Southern Europe.

The UK has a rich literacy heritage, with noted names such as William Shakespeare, Dylan Scott and Seamus Heaney.

The country is 93,638 square miles in size and has a population of close to 62.5 million.

63.18 million

Population. Ranked 1st in 2014.

$38,514.46

GDP per capita. Ranked 21st in 2012.

Borders

Ireland 360 km
Largest city London - 7,500,000
Capital city London - 7,500,000
Major language English
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit British pound
Head of state Queen Elizabeth II
Prime minister David Cameron
Alternative names united king., united kingdom of great britain and northern irela, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, The United Kingdom, great britain, britain
Groups Christian countries, Cold countries, English speaking countries, Europe, European Union, Group of 7 countries (G7), Heavily indebted countries, High income OECD countries, Island countries, NATO countries, UK and its territories, Western Europe, World

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What could be called four separate countries, make up the United Kingdom. These are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. At the beginning of the 20th century it had a large empire and was arguably the most dominant global power. By the end of the 1940s, its power was significantly reduced. However, the United Kingdom of today, is holding its own as a major player in world affairs. The United Kingdom which has one of the largest economies in the world, has been long recognized as the first country to become industrialized. Although the UK is one of the biggest players in Europe, it is not a member of the EuroZone due to differences with other member countries.

Complete devolution of powers to Scotland and Wales, has been a major topic of discussion, particularly over the last decade. Effective 1999, Northern Ireland has devolved powers with a new assembly.

The UK is a melting pot of ethnicities. This is due largely to the fact that it had colonies in different parts of the world. Lately, the nation has been been affected by issues rotating around multiculturalism, migrants and national identity.

This is against a qualifications of issues about terrorism and Islamist radicalism, increased after the destruction blast strikes on London's transportation system in 2005.

One of the latest styles in migration has been the appearance of employees from the new EU countries in Southern Europe.

The UK has a rich literacy heritage, with noted names such as William Shakespeare, Dylan Scott and Seamus Heaney.

The country is 93,638 square miles in size and has a population of close to 62.5 million.

Posted on 28 Mar 2014

chris.lockyer781

chris.lockyer781

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Max ... are you just reaaaallllllyyyyy stupid? You spelt Ireland Island - more than once! If you're British you should be ashamed of yourself - everyone knows how to spell Ireland from when they're about 6 years old.

Posted on 04 Mar 2010

Liam

Liam

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United Kingdom - The bigger island on the right (Including England, Wales and Scotland) AND Northern Island (a small section of the smaller island on the left). It also includes all of the much much smaller islands that are scattered around the the bigger island.
Great Britain - The bigger island on it's own (England, Wales and Scotland) plus all of the much much smaller islands that are scattered around Great Britain. It does not include Northern Island.

Posted on 23 Jan 2010

Max

Max

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George from Leeds, I doubt very much that you are an expert on anything with terrible spelling like that.

Posted on 01 Sep 2009

Neil

Neil

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I feel the previous comments on Northern Ireland are an over simplification,as a large percentage in the north feel a much greater affinity with the Irish Republic than with "England" or the UK.The government of Northern Ireland was a legacy situation,owing to any local powers being removed during the "troubles".There is now an Assembly-how well it functions I am not aware,but do know that some amenities are still duplicated for religious reasons.
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/

Posted on 22 Jul 2009

Brian

Brian

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@ Meeka: The size of the UK is 241,590 sq km (or 150,117 sq miles) as stated by this website. In comparison to the the US States, I'd say they we are around the same size as Montana that is about 236,647 sq km (or 147,046 sq miles)or California, which is about 263,460 sq km (163,707 sq miles). The USA is a total of 5,692,959 sq km (3,537,441 sq miles). As you can imagine, it can feel like were pretty crowded here ;-). if i wanted i would calculate out the number of ppl to one sq km of land....I'll leave that to someone else.....hope that helps somewhat.

Posted on 16 Dec 2005

EW

EW

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