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General


Population: 62,698,362 (2011)
Land Area: 244,820 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land
Capital: London
Political System: Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)
Head of Government: David Cameron (2010)
Languages: English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic
Currency: British Pound (GBP)
Major Religions: Christian 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, Other 1.6%, Unspecified or None 23.1%
Major Ethnicities: Caucasian 92.1%, African 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, Mixed 1.2%, Other 1.6%
Life Expectancy: 80.05 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 2.247 trillion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 2.173 trillion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 34,800 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.3% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 0.9%, Industry 22.1%, Services 77.1% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 1.4%, Industry 18.2%, Services 80.4% (2006)
Industries: Machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, other consumer goods
Agriculture Products: Cereals, oilseed, potatoes, vegetables; cattle, sheep, poultry; fish
Human Development Index: 0.863 (28th)
Tourism Revenue: 37.193 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.9% (2010)

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Army Size: 205 890 (2004)
Budget: 2.4% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

The United Kingdom is located in Western Europe. It is bordered by Ireland. The United Kingdom is one of the largest economies in the world. It is heavily diversified with many well-known large multi-national companies. The United Kingdom has been hit very heavily by the 2008 global recession, with its banks posting massive losses and the government launching a huge stimulus package. The new Conservative coalition of David Cameron, have reversed this spending trend however, and have imposed severe austerity measures in a hope that they can control the country's finances and reduce the huge deficits left by their predecessors.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: United Kingdom
The Economist: The World In 2011
Wikipedia: United Kingdom
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/GBR.html

Updated on: January 2, 2012