Fast Facts

United Kingdom

Country Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Area: 244.820 sq km

Population: 60,609,153

Capital city: London

Currency: Pound Sterling

People: 81.5% English, 9.6% Scottish, 2.4% Irish, 1.9% Welsh, 1.8% Ulster, 2.8% West Indian, Pakistani and other.

Religion: Anglican- 27million, Roman Catholic- 9million, Muslim- 1million, Presbyterian- 800,000, Methodist- 760,000, Sikh- 400,000, Hindu- 350,000, Jewish- 300,000

Language: English, Welsh, Scottish form of Gaelic

Major industries: machine tools, electric power equipment, railroad equipment.