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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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United Kingdom is in Europe. Its capital is London. It is at 54° 00' North, 2° 00' West. United Kingdom has an area of 244,820 square kilometres (94,525 square miles). The population is 62,698,362. This population is from a 2011 estimate.


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Economy

For currency they use the British Pound. The inflation in 2009 was 2.2%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


Education

In the year 2003, the literacy rate was 99%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that completed over five years of schooling.


History

England has existed as a unified entity since the 10th century. The union between England and Wales began in 1284 with the Statute of Rhuddlan. It was formalized in 1536 with an Act of Union. Scotland permanently joined Great Britain in an Act of Union in 1707.


Society

People here speak Cornish, English, Scots Gaelic, and Welsh. Religions beliefs here include Anglican, Hindu, Methodist, Muslim, other, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic.

Literacy here is over eighty percent.


Time Zone

It is in the West Europe (GMT + 0) time zone.


Transport

There are terminals for airplanes, buses, ferries, and trains.


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