United Kingdom



Island Key Sectors


Manufacturing
Retail
Services
Construction
Digital
Tourism

Island Description


The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

Island Key Facts


Official Name: United Kingdom
Capital: London
Area: 242,495 km²
Continent: Europe
Population: 65.14 million (2015)
Languages: English
Currency: Pound sterling






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