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About United Kingdom in detail
Where is United Kingdom?
United Kingdom, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 51 30 N 0 05 W otherwise in Europe, in Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France.
What is the capital of United Kingdom?
The capital city of United Kingdom is: London.
What is the time in London?
It is 5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of London is: UTC 0.
What is the Internet code for United Kingdom?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for United Kingdom is: .uk
What is the size of United Kingdom?
The territory of United Kingdom is total: 243,610 sq km; land: 241,930 sq km, water: 1,680 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of United Kingdom is twice the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon.
If we would like to walk around and discover United Kingdom, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 443 km.
What is the water coverage of United Kingdom?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of United Kingdom is covered by water (see below), and this includes 12,429 km coastline.
What is the climate like in United Kingdom?
The climate of United Kingdom is temperate: moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current: more than one-half of the days are overcast.
Geographical data of United Kingdom
The elevation of United Kingdom; mean elevation: 162 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: The Fens -4 m, highest point: Ben Nevis 1,343 m.
The typical geographical details of United Kingdom include mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, United Kingdom is lies near vital North Atlantic sea lanes; only 35 km from France and linked by tunnel under the English Channel (the Channel Tunnel or Chunnel); because of heavily indented coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal waters.
Resources and land use of United Kingdom
The country’s main mined products are coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 71%; arable land 25.1%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 45.7%; forest: 11.9%; other: 17.1% (2011 estimate).
Population data of United Kingdom
The number of inhabitants of United Kingdom is 64,430,428 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that the core of the population lies in and around London, with significant clusters found in central Britain around Manchester and Liverpool, in the Scotish lowlands between Endinburgh and Glasgow, southern Wales in and around Cardiff, and far eastern Northern Ireland centered on Belfast.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 82.6% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in United Kingdom is concentrated in LONDON (capital) 10.313 million; Manchester 2.646 million; Birmingham 2.515 million; Glasgow 1.223 million; Southampton/Portsmouth 882,000; Liverpool 870,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in United Kingdom
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: white 87.2%, black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%, Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%, Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%, mixed 2%, other 3.7% (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in United Kingdom
The spoken languages in United Kingdom are the following: English. Note: the following are recognized regional languages: Scots (about 30% of the population of Scotland), Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland), Welsh (about 20% of the population of Wales), Irish (about 10% of the population of Northern Ireland), Cornish (some 2,000 to 3,000 in Cornwall) (2012 estimate).
What are the most important religions in United Kingdom?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Christian (includes Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, unspecified 7.2%, none 25.7% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of United Kingdom
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 17.44% (male 5,761,311 / female 5,476,649) 15-24 years: 12.15% (male 3,997,150 / female 3,830,268) 25-54 years: 40.74% (male 13,367,242 / female 12,883,674) 55-64 years: 11.77% (male 3,760,020 / female 3,820,525) 65 years and over: 17.9% (male 5,170,542 / female 6,363,047) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of United Kingdom is 0.53% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In United Kingdom the birth rate is 12.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In United Kingdom the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of United Kingdom, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in United Kingdom are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9.1% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of United Kingdom
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is the third largest economy in Europe after Germany and France. Agriculture is intensive, highly mechanized, and efficient by European standards, producing about 60% of food needs with less than 2% ofIn 2008, the global financial crisis hit the economy particularly hard, due to the importance of its financial sector. Falling home prices, high consumer debt, and the global economic slowdown compounded Britain's economic problems, pushing the economy inIn 2012, weak consumer spending and subdued business investment weighed on the economy, however, GDP grew 1.7% in 2013 and 3.1% in 2014, accelerating because of greater consumer spending and a recovering housing market. As of late 2015, the Bank of Englan.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in United Kingdom is $2.65 trillion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in United Kingdom is 1.8% (2016 estimate) 2.2% (2015 estimate) 3.1% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In United Kingdom this is $42,500 (2016 estimate) $42,000 (2015 estimate) $41,400 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products United Kingdom produces?
The main agricultural products of United Kingdom are cereals, oilseed, potatoes, vegetables; cattle, sheep, poultry; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, t. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, t.
Drinking water source in United Kingdom
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in United Kingdom
In United Kingdom the average number of childbirth is 1.89 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in United Kingdom
The average age of the population is total: 40.5 years; male: 39.3 years, female: 41.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in United Kingdom it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In United Kingdom is 2.5 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the United Kingdom. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is United Kingdom a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in United Kingdom
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In United Kingdom density of the hospital beds is 2.9 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in United Kingdom the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In United Kingdom the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in United Kingdom is 29.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards United Kingdom? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in United Kingdom are winter windstorms; floods.
More interesting facts about United Kingdom
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council and a founding member of NATO and the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999. The latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process, but devolution was fully completed in March 2010.The UK was an active member of the EU from 1973 to 2016, although it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union. However, frustrated by a remote bureaucracy in Brussels and massive migration into the country, UK citizens on 23 June 2016 narrowly voted to leave the EU. The so-called “Brexit” will take years to carry out but could be the signal for referenda in other EU countries where skepticism of EU membership benefits is strong..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of United Kingdom: 12 April 1927 (Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act establishes current name of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland); notable earlier dates: 927 (minor English kingdoms united); 3 March 1284 (enactment of the Statute of Rhuddlan uniting England and Wales); 1536 (Act of Union formally incorporates England and Wales); 1 May 1707 (Acts of Union formally unite England and Scotland as Great Britain); 1 January 1801 (Acts of Union formally unite Great Britain and Ireland as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland); 6 December 1921 (Anglo-Irish Treaty formalizes partition of Ireland; six counties remain part of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland).
The flag and other symbols of United Kingdom
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, blue field with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland); properly known as the Union Flag, but commonly called the Union Jack; the design and colors (especially the Blue Ensign) have been the basis for a number of other flags including other Commonwealth countries and their constituent states or provinces, and British overseas territories.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of United Kingdom: lion (Britain in general); lion, Tudor rose, oak (England); lion, unicorn, thistle (Scotland); dragon, daffodil, leek (Wales); shamrock, flax (Northern Ireland); national colors: red, white, blue (Britain in general); red, white (England); blue, white (Scotland); red, white, green (Wales).
Constitution of United Kingdom
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of United Kingdom?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of United Kingdom is common law system; has nonbinding judicial review of Acts of Parliament under the Human Rights Act of 1998.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of United Kingdom, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament consists of the House of Lords (membership not fixed (as of December 2016 there were 809 lords eligible for taking part in the work of the House of Lords consisting of 692 life peers, 91 hereditary peers, and 26 clergy; members appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister and non-party political members recommended by the House of Lords Appointments Commission) and the House of Commons (650 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by first-past-the-post vote to serve 5-year terms unless the House is dissolved earlier)elections: House of Lords - no elections (note - in 1999, as provided by the House of Lords Act, elections were held in the House of Lords to determine the 92 hereditary peers who would remain there; elections are held only as vacancies in the hereditary peerage arise); House of Commons - last held on 8 May 2015 (next to be held by May 2020)election results: House of Commons - percent of vote by party - Conservative 36.8%, Labor 30.5%, UKIP 12.7%, Lib Dems 7.9%, SNP 4.7%, Greens 3.8%, DUP 0.6%, Sinn Fein 0.6%, Plaid Cymru 0.6%, SDLP 0.3%, Ulster Unionist Party 0.4%, other 1.1%; seats by party - Conservative 330, Labor 232, SNP 56, Lib Dems 8, DUP 8, Sinn Fein 4, Plaid Cymru 3, SDLP 3, Ulster Unionist Party 2, UKIP 1, Greens 1, other 2.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in United Kingdom
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In United Kingdom the labor force is 33.17 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in United Kingdom is total: 4.3 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 4.7 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 3.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in United Kingdom is 5.1% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In United Kingdom, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.7% highhest 10%: 31.1% (2012).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In United Kingdom the GINI index is .32,4 (2012).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In United Kingdom the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.7% highhest 10%: 31.1% (2012).
About the budget and central governments debt of United Kingdom
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of United Kingdom is; revenues: $996.3 billion, expenditures: $1.097 trillion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 37.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in United Kingdom is 6 April - 5 April.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in United Kingdom
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.5% (2016 estimate), 0% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 4.6% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of United Kingdom
United Kingdom, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in United Kingdom is: $412.1 billion (2016 estimate), $436.2 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals; food, beverages, tobacco.
The most important imported products are: manufactured goods, machinery, fuels; foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 14.8%, China 9.8%, US 9.2%, Netherlands 7.5%, France 5.8%, Belgium 5% (2015).
Renewable energies used in United Kingdom
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. United Kingdom, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 5.1% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 12.2% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of United Kingdom, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about United Kingdom; technologically advanced domestic and international systemdomestic: equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systemsinternational: country code - 44; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and US; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at le (2015).
Transport infrastructure in United Kingdom
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in United Kingdom: 460 (2013), and the number of heliports: 9 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in United Kingdom: total: 394,428 km, paved: 394,428 km (includes 3,519 km of expressways) (2009).
The total length of the waterways in United Kingdom: 3,200 km (620 km used for commerce) (2009).
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Facts about United Kingdom
Name of the country: conventional long form: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; note - the island of Great Britain includes England, Scotland, and Wales, conventional short form: United Kingdomabbreviation: UK, etymology: self-descriptive country name; the designation "Great Britain," in the sense of "Larger Britain," dates back to medieval times and was used to distinguish the island from "Little Britain," or Brittany in modern France; the name Ireland derives from the Gaelic "Eriu," the matron goddess of Ireland (goddess of the land).
|Abbrevation: United Kingdom||Geographic coordinates:
54 00 N, 2 00 W
|Capital of United Kingdom: London||GPS of the Capital:
51 30 N 0 05 W
|Position: Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France|
|Land area: total: 243,610 sq km; land: 241,930 sq km, water: 1,680 sq km||Terrain: mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast
||Area comparative: twice the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Oregon|
|Population: 64,430,428 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.53% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.81 male(s) / female, total population: 0.99 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $412.1 billion (2016 estimate), $436.2 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $581.6 billion (2016 estimate), $627.7 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 14.8%, China 9.8%, US 9.2%, Netherlands 7.5%, France 5.8%, Belgium 5% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 82.6% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): LONDON (capital) 10.313 million; Manchester 2.646 million; Birmingham 2.515 million; Glasgow 1.223 million; Southampton/Portsmouth 882,000; Liverpool 870,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 40.5 years; male: 39.3 years, female: 41.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 58.961 million. Percent of population: 92% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 33.613 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 52 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 80.284 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 125 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 5.1% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Briton(s), British (collective plural) adjective: British||National holidays: the UK does not celebrate one particular national holiday|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 80.7 years. Male: 78.5 years, female: 83 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.89 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 12.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: common law system; has nonbinding judicial review of Acts of Parliament under the Human Rights Act of 1998||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, t||Industrial production growth rate: 0.3% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.8% (2016 estimate) 2.2% (2015 estimate) 3.1% (2014 estimate)|
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