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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
Individual tours or small group tours provide professional and complete service to the tourists in their vacation in Great Britain
   Government type   
constitutional monarchy
   Currency - Currency code   
British pound (GBP)

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25 million (2002)

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