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60,441,457 (July 2005 est.)
English, Welsh , Scottish
Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France
total: 244,820 sq km
land: 241,590 sq km
water: 3,230 sq km
note: includes Rockall and Shetland Islands
   Land boundaries   
Ireland 360 km
temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast

   Natural resources   
coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land
   Geography - note   
lies near vital North Atlantic sea lanes; only 35 km from France and now linked by tunnel under the English Channel; because of heavily indented coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal waters
   Government type   
constitutional monarchy
   Currency - Currency code   
British pound (GBP)

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25 million (2002)

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