Country: United Kingdom

Population: 60,776,238

Capital: London

Time Zone: UTC+0

Currency Name: British pound (GBP)

Government Type: constitutional monarchy

Languages: English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)

Ethnic Breakdown: white (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6%

Religion: Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1%

Major Cities: London, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh

Phone Country Code: 44

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.visitbritain.com/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: g

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Easter, May Day, May Bank Holiday, August Bank Holiday, December 25 (Christmas Day), December 26 (Boxing Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The London Underground is the oldest Underground subway system in the world.