United Kingdom – Fact Sheet

Official name:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Abbreviation:UK
Capital:London
Size:244,101 km˛
Population:60 million
Borders:Irish Republic (south of Northern Ireland), Atlantic Ocean (north), North Sea (east), English Channel (south), Irish Sea (west, but east of Northern Ireland)
Currency:Pound Sterling
Official language:English
Nationality / People:A person of British nationality is a Briton.
Local time:21:59 GMT (Sunday, 18th February 2018)

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The terms United Kingdom, Great Britain and England are often confused. Great Britain comprises England, Wales, and Scotland. The United Kingdom also includes Northern Ireland.