|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|
British pounds (GBP)|
€1 = £0.83, $1 = £0.00,
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.uk||International 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
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 World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Full democracy||16/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Free||13/179|
|Press Freedom||Satisfactory situation||34/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Broad rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||14/174|
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)