The official currency of United Kingdom is pound sterling (code: GBP).
United Kingdom is located in Europe.
Estimated population (2015): 64,716,000
Estimated population (2000): 58,785,000
The United Kingdom (UK) has the 5th largest economy in the world and the 2nd largest in European Union in terms of nominal GDP (The UK economy comprises the economies of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). The UK is also the 9th largest exporter and the fifth-largest importer in the world.
The UK's economy is dominated by the service sector, and the financial services industry. London is the world's largest financial centre (alongside New York). The British aerospace and pharmaceutical industries are among the most developed national aerospace and pharmaceutical industries in the world. The UK economy is also boosted by North Sea oil and gas production.
The most popular places in the United Kingdom among international travellers