United Kingdom

Official nameUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Name in local languageUnited Kingdom (en)
ContinentEurope
SubcontinentEuropean Union
Population (ranking: 22e)66,465,641 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth0.64 % / year
Area242,545 km²
Density274.03 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 5e)2,825.208 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)42,491 $USD (2018)
GDP growth1.40 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)80.95 years (2017)
Birth rate12.00 ‰ (2014)
Fertility rate1.83 children / woman (2014)
Death rate (ranking)8.80 ‰ (2014)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)3.50 ‰ (2015)
Literacy rate100.00 % (2018)
Official languagesEnglish (de facto)
CurrencyPound sterling (£ GBP)
HDI (ranking: 23e)0.922 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)79.89 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of StateQueen Elizabeth II
National Day21 April (Queen's birthday)
ISO CodesGB, GBR
DemonymBritish
Tourists (ranking)37,651,000 people (2017)
Royaume-Uni – petite

The United Kingdom is a Western European country whose territory includes the island of Great Britain and the northern part of the island of Ireland, a country with which it has a border, as well as many small islands around the archipelago. It is located in front of France, which whom it shares a border via the Channel Tunnel, Belgium and the Netherlands. It is composed of four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Londres, capitale du Royaume-Uni
London, capital city of the United Kingdom. Photo: Daniel Chapma, Wikipedia
Loch Lubnaig, Callander, Écosse, Royaume-Uni
Loch Lubnaig, Callander, Scotland, UK. Source: Wildlife Archives
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Urban areas (2016)
Urban areasPopulation
Londres14,611,324 inhabitants
Birmingham (West Midlands)3,866,956 inhabitants
Manchester2,782,141 inhabitants
Leeds (West Yorkshire)2,299,673 inhabitants
Liverpool1,742,159 inhabitants
Glasgow1,738,700 inhabitants
Newcastle upon Tyne (North East)1,650,900 inhabitants
Nottingham - Derby (East Midlands)1,614,379 inhabitants
Sheffield (South Yorkshire)1,566,412 inhabitants
Cardiff1,279,337 inhabitants
Portsmouth - Southampton1,167,177 inhabitants
Bristol1,131,268 inhabitants
Édimbourg880,000 inhabitants
Belfast781,385 inhabitants
Bournemouth713,303 inhabitants
Leicester681,260 inhabitants
Middlesbrough669,946 inhabitants
Swansea529,278 inhabitants
Aberdeen492,030 inhabitants
Brighton397,834 inhabitants
Cambridge288,267 inhabitants
Oxford161,291 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Countries of the United KingdomPopulationArea
England55,619,430 inhabitants130,310 km²
Northern Ireland1,870,834 inhabitants13,588 km²
Scotland5,424,800 inhabitants77,911 km²
Wales3,125,165 inhabitants20,736 km²
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See also