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United Kingdom
EU Member since 1973
Other Memberships NATO, Bologna Process, OECD
Currency British Pound (GBP)
Capital London
Area 243,610 sq km
Population 63,395,574 (July 2013 est.)
Language English, Scots, Scottis Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, Cornish
Religion Anglican 44%, other Christian (including Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 27.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1%
GDP $ 38,974 (2011)
GNI $ 35,950 (2011)
SGI 7.22 out of 10 (2011)
CPI 74 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture Norm an architecture, English Gothic, Regency , Tudor, Victorian, Edwardian architecture
Literature William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Samuel Johnson, William Blake, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Walter Scott, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Wolf, George Orwell, Agatha Christie, Salman Rushdie, T.S. Eliot, Ian Fleming, J.K. Rowling
Music Strathspey , English Opera, British rock, Celtic punk; Henry Purcell, Edward Elgar, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Police, Coldplay , Adele
Painting David Hockney, William Hogart
Philosophy Roger Bacon, John Locke, David Hume, Thomas More
Cuisine Fish and chips, Yorkshire pudding, Shepherd's pie, Bangers and mash, Roast beef. Delicacies: Haggis, Black Pudding, Garibaldi Biscuits
Drinks Tea, beer, gin, cider, Scotch, Barely water
Consumption 13.37 equivalent litres of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Soccer (Manchester United, Chelsea, etc), Rugby, Cricket, Tennis
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