Country: United Kingdom

Population: 62,008,049
Capital: London
Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP (sometimes incorrectly seen as UKP) )
Top level domain: .uk
Int. Phone access: 44
ISO2 code: GB
ISO3 code: GBR
IOC code: GBR

United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)

Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1% (2001 census)

United Nations member since: 1945-10-24

Olympic achievements

Olympic Summer Games: 26 times.   Medals: gold  207   silver  255   bronse   253
Olympic Winter Games: 21 times.   Medals: gold  9   silver  3   bronse   10

Provinces / Regions

Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Barnsley, Bath and North East Somerset, Bedfordshire, Bexley, Birmingham, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bracknell Forest, Bradford, Brent, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Bromley, Buckinghamshire, Bury, Calderdale, Cambridgeshire, Camden, Cheshire, Cornwall, Coventry, Croydon, Cumbria, Darlington, Derby, Derbyshire, Devon, Doncaster, Dorset, Dudley, Durham, Ealing, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Enfield, Essex, Gateshead, Gloucestershire, Greenwich, Hackney, Halton, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hampshire, Haringey, Harrow, Hartlepool, Havering, Herefordshire, Hertford, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Isle of Wight, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kent, Kingston upon Hull, Kingston upon Thames, Kirklees, Knowsley, Lambeth, Lancashire, Leeds, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lewisham, Lincolnshire, Liverpool, London, Luton, Manchester, Medway, Merton, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newham, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Somerset, North Tyneside, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Oldham, Oxfordshire, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Reading, Redbridge, Redcar and Cleveland, Richmond upon Thames, Rochdale, Rotherham, Rutland, Salford, Shropshire, Sandwell, Sefton, Sheffield, Slough, Solihull, Somerset, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, South Gloucestershire, South Tyneside, Southwark, Staffordshire, St. Helens, Stockport, Stockton-on-Tees, Stoke-on-Trent, Suffolk, Sunderland, Surrey, Sutton, Swindon, Tameside, Telford and Wrekin, Thurrock, Torbay, Tower Hamlets, Trafford, Wakefield, Walsall, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Warrington, Warwickshire, West Berkshire, Westminster, West Sussex, Wigan, Wiltshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wirral, Wokingham, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire, York, Antrim, Ards, Armagh, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Banbridge, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh, Coleraine, Cookstown, Craigavon, Down, Dungannon, Fermanagh, Larne, Limavady, Lisburn, Derry, Magherafelt, Moyle, Newry and Mourne, Newtownabbey, North Down, Omagh, Strabane, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Scottish Borders, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow City, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, Eilean Siar, West Lothian, Isle of Anglesey, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham, Avon, Berkshire, Cleveland, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hereford and Worcester, Humberside, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Central, Grampian, Lothian, Strathclyde, Tayside, Clwyd, Dyfed, Gwent, Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan, West Glamorgan,

Major Cities

London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Leicester, Bradford, Belfast, Nottingham, Kingston upon Hull, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby, Swansea, Southampton, Aberdeen, Northampton, Dudley, Portsmouth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Luton, Swindon, Southend-on-Sea, Walsall, Bournemouth, Peterborough, Brighton, Blackpool, Dundee, West Bromwich, Reading, Oldbury/Smethwick (Warley), Middlesbrough, Huddersfield, Oxford, Poole, Bolton, Blackburn, Newport, Preston, Stockport, Norwich, Rotherham, Cambridge, Watford, Ipswich, Slough, Exeter, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Saint Helens, Sutton Coldfield, York, Oldham, Basildon, Worthing, Chelmsford, Colchester, Crawley, Gillingham, Solihull, Rochdale, Birkenhead, Worcester, Hartlepool, Halifax, Woking/Byfleet, Southport, Maidstone, Eastbourne, Grimsby, Saint Helier, Douglas,