• United Kingdom
Netherland

Capital and largest city (2010 est.)

London, 13,709,000 (metro. area), 8,278,251 (city proper)

Other large cities

Glasgow, 1,199,629; Birmingham, 971,800; Liverpool, 461,900; Edinburgh, 460,000; Leeds, 417,000; Bristol, 551,066; Manchester, 390,700; Bradford, 288,400

Land area

93,278 sq mi (241,590 sq km); total area: 94,526 sq mi (244,820 sq km) Population (2013 census 63,047,162 (growth rate: 0.553%); birth rate: 12.27/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.56/1000; life expectancy: 80.17; density per sq km: 255.6 Monetary unit Pound sterling (£) Languages : English, Welsh, Scots Gaelic Ethnicity/race English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%; Northern Irish 2.9%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001)

Religions

Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1% (2001)Literacy rate 99% (2003 est.)

Economic summary

GDP/PPP (2011 est.): $2.288 trillion; per capita $36,500. Real growth rate: 0.8%. Inflation: 4.5%. Unemployment: 8.1%. Arable land: 23%.

Agriculture

cereals, oilseed, potatoes, vegetables; cattle, sheep, poultry; fish. Labor force: 31.72 million; agriculture 1.4%, industry 18.2%, services 80.4% (2006).

Industries

machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, other consumer goods.

Natural resources:

coal, petroleum, natural gas, tin, limestone, iron ore, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, lead, silica, arable land. Exports: $479.2 billion (2011 est.): manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals; food, beverages, tobacco. Imports: $639 billion (2011 est.): manufactured goods, machinery, fuels; foodstuffs. Major trading partners: U.S., Germany, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, China (2011).

Communications:

Telephones: main lines in use: 33.23 million (2011); mobile cellular: 81.612 million (2012). Television broadcast stations: 228 (plus 3,523 repeaters) (1995). Televisions: 30.5 million (1997). Internet Hosts: 8.107 million (2012). Internet users: 51.444 million (2009).

Transportation:

Railways: total: 16,454 km (2008). Highways: total: 394,428 km; paved: 394,248 km (including 3,519 km of expressways); unpaved: 0 km (2009). Waterways: 3,200 km. Ports and harbors: Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Dover, Falmouth, Felixstowe, Glasgow, Grangemouth, Hull, Leith, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Peterhead, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Scapa Flow, Southampton, Sullom Voe, Teesport, Tyne. Airports: 462 (2012).

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