United Kingdom Facts and History

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National Flag of United Kingdom

Interesting facts about United Kingdom

  • Official Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Form of Government: constitutional monarchy with two legislative houses (House of Lords [7941]; House of Commons [650])
  • President: Queen Elizabeth II
  • Prime Minister: Boris Johnson
  • GDP: 2.829 trillion USD (2019)
  • Capital: London
  • Population: 66.65 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: English
  • Currency: Pound sterling
  • Timezone: GMT+1
  • Area: 242,495 km²
  • Dialing Code: +44
  • Major Mountain Ranges: the Cairngorms in Scotland,Pennines,Snowdonia in Wales
  • Major Rivers: Severn,Thames,Trent,Wye
  • Continent: Europe
  • Border Countries: The UK has only one land border, and that is on the island of Ireland. Since 1994 the Channel Tunnel beneath the English Channel links the UK with France. The United Kingdom shares maritime borders with Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the Faroe Islands (Denmark).

Map of United Kingdom

National Symbols of United Kingdom

  • National Bird: Robin
  • National Anthem: “God Save the Queen”
  • National Animal: lion
  • National Flower: Roses
  • National Poet: William Shakespeare
  • National Game: Football