United Kingdom

Capital: 
London
Location: 
Western Europe, islands including the northern on-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France
Country Code: 
GB
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 245,000 sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 12,500 km
Climate: 
temperate;moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current;more than one-half of the days are overcast
Land Resources (terrain): 
mostly rugged hills and low mountains;level to rolling plains in east and south east
Natural Resource: 
coal
Natural Resource: 
petroleum
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Natural Resource: 
iron ore
Natural Resource: 
lead
Natural Resource: 
zinc
Natural Resource: 
gold
Natural Resource: 
tin
Natural Resource: 
limestone
Natural Resource: 
salt
Natural Resource: 
clay
Natural Resource: 
chalk
Natural Resource: 
gypsum
Natural Resource: 
potash
Natural Resource: 
silica sand
Natural Resource: 
slate
Natural Resource: 
arable land
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 151 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
winter windstorms
Natural Hazards: 
floods
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 170 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 346 Billion kWh
Electricity (Exports): 
Approx. 1.3 Billion kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
Approx. 12 Billion kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 1.6 Million bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 1.7 Million bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 1.6 Million bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 1.6 Million bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 70 Billion cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 96 Billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 61 Million
Nationality: 
Briton, British
Ethnic Groups: 
White
Ethnic Groups: 
English
Ethnic Groups: 
Scottish
Ethnic Groups: 
Welsh
Ethnic Groups: 
Northern Irish
Ethnic Groups: 
Black
Ethnic Groups: 
Indian
Ethnic Groups: 
Pakistani
Unofficial Language: 
English
Unofficial Language: 
Welsh
Unofficial Language: 
Scottish
Unofficial Language: 
Gaelic
Type Of Government: 
constitutional monarchy
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 99% Age 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
cereals
Agricultural Products: 
oilseed
Agricultural Products: 
potatoes
Agricultural Products: 
vegetables
Agricultural Products: 
cattle
Agricultural Products: 
sheep
Agricultural Products: 
poultry
Agricultural Products: 
fish
Industrial Products: 
machine tools
Industrial Products: 
electric power equipment
Industrial Products: 
automation equipment
Industrial Products: 
railroad equipment
Industrial Products: 
shipbuilding
Industrial Products: 
aircraft
Industrial Products: 
motor vehilces
Industrial Products: 
electronics
Industrial Products: 
communication equipment
Industrial Products: 
metals
Industrial Products: 
chemicals
Industrial Products: 
coal
Industrial Products: 
petroleum
Industrial Products: 
paper
Industrial Products: 
food processing
Industrial Products: 
textiles
Industrial Products: 
clothing
Industrial Products: 
consumer goods
Industrial Products: 
paper products
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $820 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $1 Trillion
National Debt: 
Approx. $9 Trillion
GDP: 
Approx. $2 Trillion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 25
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 4.6%
Export Value: 
Approx. $351 Billion
Export Product: 
manufactured goods
Export Product: 
fuels
Export Product: 
chemicals
Export Product: 
food
Export Product: 
beverages
Export Product: 
tobacco
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
Germany
Export Partner: 
Netherlands
Export Partner: 
France
Export Partner: 
Ireland
Export Partner: 
Belgium
Export Partner: 
Spain
Import Value: 
Approx. $475 Billion
Import Product: 
manufactured goods
Import Product: 
machinery
Import Product: 
fuels
Import Product: 
foodstuffs
Import Partner: 
Germany
Import Partner: 
United States
Import Partner: 
China
Import Partner: 
Netherlands
Import Partner: 
France
Import Partner: 
Norway
Import Partner: 
Belgium
Import Partner: 
Italy
Technology
Communication: 
Television
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Internet
Airports: 
506
Railways: 
Approx. 16,500 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 400,000 km
Waterways: 
Approx. 3,200 km
Ports: 
Dover, Felixstowe, Immingham, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Teesport, Forth Ports, Hound Point, Milford Haven
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx. 8,000 km
Pipelines: 
oil: Approx. 700 km
Pipelines: 
"refined products: Approx. 4,000 km "
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 5 Deaths per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 79 Years
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 31 Million
Occupation: 
agriculture: Approx. 1%
Occupation: 
industry: Approx. 18%
Occupation: 
services: Approx. 81%
Unemployment: 
Approx. 8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
Approx. 14%