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Where is The United Kingdom?

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Located in the continent of Europe, United Kingdom covers 241,930 square kilometers of land and 1,680 square kilometers of water, making it the 80th largest nation in the world with a total area of 243,610 square kilometers.

The United Kingdom was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1066. The population of The United Kingdom is 63,047,162 (2012) and the nation has a density of 261 people per square kilometer.

The dialing code for the country is 44 and the top level internet domain for British sites is .gb, .uk.

The United Kingdom shares land borders with 2 countries: Ireland, Cyprus.

To learn more, visit our detailed United Kingdom section.

Quick facts

Population 63,047,162
Density 260.6 / km2 ( 675.0 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1066
Capital London (England)
GDP 2,940,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 46,632 (2014 data)
Land Area 241,930 km2 (93,410 mi2)
Water Area 1,680 km2 (649 mi2)
Neighbouring Country Ireland
Minimum Longitude -8.620
Maximum Longitude 1.770
Mininum Latitude 49.900
Maximum Latitude 60.840

What is the capital of The United Kingdom?

map showing the location of The United Kingdom
Location of London on a map.

London is the capital city of United Kingdom. It has a population of 7,556,900, and is located on a latitue of 51.51 and longitude of -0.13.

London is also the political center of United Kingdom, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About London, the Capital Of The United Kingdom

City London
Country The United Kingdom
Population 7,556,900
Longitude -0.12574000
Latitude 51.50853000
Elevation 25 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in The United Kingdom

Rank City Population
#1London7,556,900
#2Birmingham984,333
#3Glasgow610,268
#4Liverpool468,945
#5Leeds455,123
#6Sheffield447,047
#7Edinburgh435,791
#8Bristol430,713
#9Manchester395,515
#10Leicester339,239
#11Islington319,143
#12Coventry308,313
#13Hull302,296
#14Cardiff302,139
#15Bradford299,310
#16Belfast274,770
#17Stoke-on-Trent260,419
#18Wolverhampton252,791
#19Plymouth247,297
#20Nottingham246,654

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.