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United Kingdom Facts

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe. See the fact file below for more information about the United Kingdom.

Capital
London

Population
59,647,790 (July 2001.est)

Area
Total 244,820 sq. km. (slightly smaller than Oregon)

Government
Constitutional Monarch

Money
British Pound

Climate
Temperate (more than one-half of the days are overcast)

Languages
English, Welsh and Scottish form of Gaelic

External resources

Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
CIA World Factbook
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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