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UNITED KINGDOM



FULL OFFICIAL NAME: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: western Europe, between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea

AREA: 243,610 square km (consists of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

POPULATION: about 64 million

GOVERNMENT TYPE: Constitutional monarchy

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: English, Cymraeg (Welsh), Gaidhlig (Gaelic)

CAPITAL: London

CHIEF CITIES: Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast

THE HIGHEST PEAK: Ben Nevis (1,343 m.)

CHIEF RIVERS: Thames, Ouse, Humber, Mersey, Severn

CURRENCY: Pound Sterling = 100 pence

POPULAR SPORTS: football, cricket, golf, horse racing

OLYMPIC GAMES: London 1908, 1948 and 2012

NATIONAL SYMBOLS: lion (Britain in general); lion, Tudor rose, oak (England); lion, unicorn, thistle (Scotland); dragon, daffodil, leek (Wales); shamrock, flax (Northern Ireland) / coloUrs: red, white, blue (Britain in general); red, white (England); blue, white (Scotland); red, white, green (Wales)


English and British kings and queens
British Prime Ministers

DEPENDENT and OVERSEAS TERRITORIES