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United Kingdom

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: 58, 789, 194 (2001C), including England, 49, 138, 831; Scotland, 5, 062, 011; Wales, 2, 903, 085; Northern Ireland, 1, 809, 000; 62, 122, 000 (2010E).

Major Urban Centers (2005E): England: LONDON (urban area, 7, 396, 000), Birmingham (971, 000), Liverpool (464, 000), Leeds (451, 000), Sheffield (443, 000), Bristol (426, 000), Manchester (390, 000); Wales: CARDIFF (300, 000); Scotland: EDINBURGH (442, 000), Glasgow (619, 000); Northern Ireland: BELFAST (276, 000).

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