The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is made up of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and is located in the North-west coast of the Europe.
Despite being a major member of the EU the country is not part of either the Schengen or the Eurozone and looks unlikely to join which is thought to have spared the UK from the Eurozone crisis.
It is a constitutional monarchy that is a representative democracy with three elements that make up a Parliament, the Queen, The House of Lords and the House of Commons (elected)
The official religion is Christianity however the UK is an ethnically diverse, multicultural society with a variety of races and religions.
|Known As||United Kingdom – UK|
|Head Of State||Queen Elizabeth|
|Form of Government||Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Democracy|
|Location||Northwestern coast of Europe between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea|
|Geographical Area||44,820 square kilometers (94,525 square miles) is shared by 4 main territories|
|Population||estimated at 63,489,234 as of July 1 2014|
|Ethnic Make-Up||Predominantly white British|
|Currency||Great British Pound £|
|Time Zone Code||Standard Time +4;GMT|