UK Country Profile - Facts

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Location: North-western Europe

Capital City: London

Population: 62.74 million

Government: Unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy

Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)

Main Language: English

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism

Other Facts

  • The industrial revolution started in the UK in the 18th century making Britain the world’s first industrialised nation.
  • The UK is the world’s sixth largest economy in terms of both nominal GDP and purchasing power parity
  • British people drink 165 million cups of tea every day
  • The United Kingdom, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland ) and Northern Ireland , is twice the size of New York State.
  • Tourism is the UK’s third highest export earner behind Chemicals and Financial Services, with inbound visitors spending more than £16bn each year and contributing more than £3bn to the Exchequer.

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