United Kingdom


Currency

The official currency of United Kingdom is pound sterling (code: GBP).

Capital

London

Location

United Kingdom is located in Europe.


United Kingdom Location

Population

Estimated population (2015): 64,716,000

Estimated population (2000): 58,785,000

Flag


United Kingdom Flag

Economy

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

Stonehenge

Stonehenge
London

London