Facts About the UK
Type of Government : Constitutional monarchy.
Capital City: London.
mean temperature: London 9.7C.
mean rainfall: London 753mm.
People & Geography
languages: English, Welsh, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic.
ethnic groups: British, Irish, West Indian, South Asian.
population 59,054,800 (2002).
population growth rate: 0.29%. (2004 est.).
density per sq.km 245.
by region: Scotland 5,119,000 England
49,753,000, Wales 2,937,000, N. Ireland 1,692,000.
5 populous cities: London 7,285,000 Birmingham
1,018,000, Leeds 775,000, Sheffield 529,000.
land area (sq.km) 244,110 sq km (94,251 sq mi).
Resources: Coal, petroleum, natural gas, tin, limestone,
iron ore, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, lead, silica, and
of homes owned: 68%.
expectancy: Men 75 years, Women 80 years.
cars (millions) 24.
Education in the United Kingdom (UK) is unique and has a
world-wide reputation. The range of courses offered is
enormous. International students are welcome in all four
parts of the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland. Each of the four have broadly the same
structure of education, and broadly the same sort of
educational institutions. There are at present over
300,000 international students sharing their experiences