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Facts About The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is an island nation in western Europe, comprising England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  Its capital city is London.  The UK's national currency is the Pound Sterling.

English is the primary language used in the UK, although Gaelic and Welsh are spoken by minorities.  In 2007, the United Kingdom's estimated population was 60,776,000.

For more news and information about the United Kingdom, visit the official UK government website.  For detailed maps of the United Kingdom, visit this UK map website.


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