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The United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom

Official languages
Capital
English
London
Area
Government
243,610 km2
constitutional monarchy
Population
Religion
(63,181,775) British 76%, German 8%, French 5%, Nordic 2%, Muslim 6%, Black 3%
Anglican and other protestant (75%), Others 3%, None 22%
Time zone
Currency
GMT (UTC+0)
Pound sterling
Demonym British


The United Kingdom is a country in North Western Europe. It is composed of the island Great Britain and of Northern Ireland. Many people call the country England, but England is only a part of the United Kingdom. The other parts are Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The capital of the country is London in England. English is the official language of the United Kingdom and is common to the whole of the British Isles.

Since 1973, the United Kingdom is a member state of the European Union.

The national anthem is God Save the Queen. The national flag is Union Jack.

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