Official English Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Common English Name: United Kingdom (UK)
Capital: London

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, Cornish

Resources

Coal, Petroleum, Natural gas, Iron ore, Lead, Zinc

Neighbors

Ireland (South)

Ethnic groups

White (87.17%), Black (3.01%), Indian (2.30%), Mixed (1.98%), Pakistani (1.86%)

People

Est. Population:

64430428

Demonym:

Briton

Religions:

Christian (59.5%)
Atheist (25.7%)
Muslim (4.4%)
Hindu (1.3%)

Largest City:

London (8,754,710)

Other Cities:

Birmingham (1,126,927)
Glasgow (603,080)
Liverpool (565,161)
Bristol (560,982)
Manchester (537,820)

Geography

Region:

Western Europe

Bodies of Water:

English Channel (South)
North Sea (East)
Atlantic Ocean (North)
Irish Sea (West)

Total Area:

243,610 km2 (99.4% land, 0.6% water)

Total Land:

360 km

Total Coastline:

12,429 km

Climate

Temperate

Terrain:

Rugged hills
Low mountains
Level to rolling plains in east and southeast

Highest Point

Ben Nevis (1,343 m)

Lowest Point

The Fens (-4 m)

Natural Disasters

Flooding
Windstorms

Government

Type:

Constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth reform

Heads of State:

Queen Elizabeth II

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Theresa May

Admin. Divisions

27 Two-tier countries
32 London boroughs
36 Metropolitan districts
56 Unitary authorities

Independence:

12 April 1927 (Formation of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Nat'l Symbol:

Lion

Nat'l Anthem:

God Save the Queen

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$41,200 (USD)

Currency

£ (Great Britain Pound)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = £ (Great Britain Pound)0.78

Communication

Internet Code

.uk

Telephone Code

44

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Cultural Notes

Tea time doesn't necessarily mean that one will drink only tea or any tea at all. It can refer to snacks and its meaning differs by the historical social class structure.
Greetings occur with a strong handshake.
Touching during conversation is frowned upon, as are public displays of affection and staring.
When invited over to dinner, arrive on time if you are in Scotland or Wales. If you're in England, arrive 10-20 minutes late. Keep hands on table during the entire meal, and the meal is over when the host folds his napkin.
In business, punctuality is very important. In older companies, connections are the most important and prevalent way of hiring. Meetings are also scheduled far in advance and presentations delivered must be detailed.