Travel Information for United Kingdom
Time zone:GMT 0 (Greenwich mean time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:English Other languages:    Welsh, Scottish Gaelic
Currency: British pounds (GBP)

1 = 0.83, $1 = 0.00,

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.ukInternational Dialling Code:    44

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Further information on United Kingdom

Discover more about United Kingdom - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of united_kingdom

Total area: 244,820 sq km (3,230 sq km under water)

Coastline: 12,429 km (Atlantic Ocean, English Channel, North Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Ireland (360km)

Highest mountain: Ben Nevis (1,343m) - Climb this mountain!

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for United Kingdom from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 16/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 13/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 34/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 14/174
Overall Ranking:    12/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)     Status: Independent Country

Population: 63,742,977 (rank: 22/196)     Density: 260.3 people/sq km (rank: 34/196)

Ethnic groups: white (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001 census)

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

GDP (PPP): $2387 billion       GDP per capita: $37,300 (rank: 23/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.