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  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Political Status: Constitutional monarchy, under democratic parliamentary regime.

    Area: 94,249 sq. mi. (244,104 sq. km), embracing England and Wales, 58,382 sq. mi. (151,209 sq. km); Scotland, 30,415 sq. mi. (78,775 sq. km); Northern Ireland, 5,452 sq. mi. (14,120 sq. km).

    Population: 65,111,000 (2018—World Bank); 65,105,246 (2018—Census)

    Major Urban Centers (2018—World Population Review): England: LONDON (urban area, 10,313,000), Birmingham (1,137,100), Liverpool (491,500), Leeds (784,800), Sheffield (577,800), Bristol (459,300), Manchester (545,500); Wales: CARDIFF (362,800); Scotland: EDINBURGH (476,000), Glasgow (593,200); Northern Ireland: BELFAST (340,200).

    Principal Language: English (Scottish and Irish forms of Gaelic are spoken in portions of Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively, while Welsh is spoken in northern and central Wales).

    Monetary Unit: Pound Sterling (market rate October 19, 2018: 0.76 pound = $1US).

    Sovereign: Queen ...

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