Europe

United Kingdom profile - Facts

  • 12 March 2015
  • From the section Europe
Royal Navy destroyer
Britain is one of the world's major military powers
  • Full name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Population: 62.8 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: London
  • Area: 242,514 sq km (93,638 sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 82 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 pound sterling = 100 pence
  • Main exports: Manufactured goods, chemicals, foodstuffs
  • GNI per capita: US $41,680 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .uk
  • International dialling code: +44