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Capital: London

Population (Estimated 2012): 52,656,400

Area: 130,395 km2 or 50,346 mi2

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP(£))

Official Language: English

Political Information: Constitutional Monarchy and Democratic Parliament

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 77.7% of the population are Christian, 3.2% are Muslim, 1.2% are Hindu, 1.8% have other religious beliefs and 16.1% have no religious beliefs  Based on 2001 Census for England and Wales)

Highest Mountain: Scafell Pike at 978m or 3,209ft


GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

(Estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


Time Zone (GMT/UTC): GMT

Counties/Provinces/States: (Counties)Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Riding, East Sussex, East Yorkshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, West Sussex and West Yorkshire.

Leaders: H.M. Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); Heir Apparent Prince CHARLES, son of the queen (born 14 November 1948); Prime Minister Theresa MAY (Conservative) (since 13 July 2016)


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica.