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United Kingdom

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Currency code: 
Currency name: 
Pound sterling
Country name: 
United Kingdom
Capital: 
London
Country code: 
Continent: 
Independence: 
April 12, 1927
Independent from: 
12 April 1927 Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act establishes current name of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Total area: 
243,610
Total area note: 
243,610note: includes Rockall and Shetland Islands
Land area: 
241,930
Water area: 
1,680
Population: 
63,395,574
Population note: 
63,395,574 (July 2013 est.)
Official language: 
English
All languages: 
English note: the following are recognized regional languages: Scots (about 30% of the population of Scotland), Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland), Welsh (about 20% of the population of Wales), Irish (about 10% of the population of Northern Ireland), Cornish (some 2,000 to 3,000 in Cornwall) (2012)
Time zone: 
GMT (UTC+0) - Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Drive on: 
Left
Calling code: 
+44
Domain: 
.uk