Background last update:6 Aug 2012


Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France.

Capital city: London
Population: 60,609,153 (July 2006 est.)

Gross domestic production (GDP): 1.8% (2005 est.)

GDP per capita: $30,300 (2005 est.)


GDP composition by


Agriculture 0.5%


Industry 23.7%


Service 75.8% (2005 est.)


Surface area

Land use

Total: 244,820 sq km

Arable land: 23.23%

Land: 241,590 sq km

Permanent crops: 0.2%

Water: 3,230 sq km

Other: 76.57% (2005)

(note: the surface area incl the Rockall & Shetland Islands)

Information source: CIA World Factbook

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