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United Kingdom's Information

Flag of United Kingdom
Land Area 241,930 km2
Water Area 1,680 km2
Total Area 243,610km2 (#78)
Population 64,430,428 (#22)
Population Density 266.32/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $2,790.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $42,500
Currency Pound (GBP)
Largest Cities
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

The United Kingdom offers much to see in a small geographic area. An amalgamation of ancient cultures, historical milestones, and sweeping landscapes all in one of the greatest countries in the world.

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  • Calling Code: 44
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Left
  • Times to Travel: The United Kingdom's climate is much warmer than expected (considering its location), as all of the British Isles are warmed some by the Gulf Stream Current as it makes its way north through the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico.There certainly are exceptions, but in general terms winters are damp, mild and windy, with cloudy days. Winters do get cold and snowy, especially in the Northern Highlands of Scotland and the hills and mountains of northern England. Summers are usually pleasant and warm with sunny to partly-cloudy days. Temperatures are the warmest across the south (from Bristol to London) and along the entire length of the English Channel. Precipitation is possible at most anytime, but the United Kingdom's reputation as a constantly rainy and wet destination is very much exaggerated. Most travelers agree that April through September are the best months to visit.
  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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United Kingdom countries, provinces & their capitals

Region Capital Quick Reference
England London England
Northern Ireland Belfast Northern Ireland
Scotland Edinburgh Scotland
Wales Cardiff Wales

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