United Kingdom

United Kingdom's flagLocation: Northwest Europe
Official name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1707 / 1922
Capital city: London
Population: 61.9 million / 664 people per sq mile
(256 people per sq km)
Total land area: 94,525 square miles (244,820 square km)
Language(s) spoken: English (official language), Welsh (official language) (in Wales), Gaelic
Main religions: Anglican 45%, Other & non-religious 39%, Roman Catholic 9%, Presbyterian 4%, Muslim 3%
Ethnic mix: English 80%, Scottish 9%, West Indian, Asian, & other 5%, Welsh 3%, Northern Irish 3%
Government type: Parliamentary system
Currency: Pound sterling = 100 pence
Literacy rate: 99%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 3442 kilocalories

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