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United Kingdom

Country name:
- conventional long form: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- conventional short form: United Kingdom
- abbreviation: UK
Location: 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
Geographic coordinates: 54º 00' N; 2º 00' W
Total area: 244.820 km²
- land: 241.590 km²
- water: 3.230 km²
Land boundaries:
- total: 360 km
- border countries: Ireland 360 km
Coastline: 12.429 km
Elevation extremes:
- lowest point: The Fens -4 m
- highest point: Ben Nevis 1,343 m
Population of United Kingdom: 60.441.457 (July 2005 est.)
Capital of United Kingdom is London
Administrative divisions: The United Kingdom is divided into four entities England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
National holiday: the UK does not celebrate one particular national holiday
Currency (code): British pound (GBP)
Internet country code: .uk

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