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United Kingdom Facts

  • Country Name: The United Kingdom
  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital City: London
  • Primary Language: English
  • Population: 66.44 million (2018)
  • Currency: British Pound - £ (GBP)
  • GDP: $2.8 trillion (2018)

17 United Kingdom Facts for Kids

  1. United Kingdom is a country in Europe.
  2. The United Kingdom is also referred to as the U.K.
  3. The United Kingdom is a country made up of four nations; England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  4. The primary language spoken in the United Kingdom is English.
  5. Welsh is another common language in the United Kingdom.
  6. A native or resident of the United Kingdom is called a Briton.
  7. The capital of city of the United Kingdom is London.
  8. In 2018, the population of the United Kingdom was estimated to be 66.44 million.
  9. The national currency in the United Kingdom is the British Pound (GBP).
  10. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP for the United Kingdom was $2.8 trillion.
  11. The United Kingdom covers 93,628 square miles.
  12. The largest city in The United Kingdom is London.
  13. Some other large cities in the U.K. are Birmingham, Manchester, West Yorkshire and Glasgow.
  14. The government in The United Kingdom is a Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
  15. The country calling code for The United Kingdom is +44.
  16. In the United Kingdom, cars are driven on the left side.
  17. The national anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen.

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