United Kingdom Travel Information

  • Time Difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
  • Capital City: London
  • Airports: 271
  • Travel Climate: Prevailing southwesterly winds, influenced by the Gulf Stream, make Britain's climate temperate and equable year round. Weather patterns frequently change,...
  • Area Comparative: slightly smaller than Oregon
  • Travel Currency: British pound (GBP)
  • Languages: English note: the following are recognized regional languages: Scots (about 30% of the population of Scotland), Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000 in...
  • Ethnic Groups: 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...
  • National Holiday: the UK does not celebrate one particular national holiday
  • Inflation Rate: 2.8%
  • Geographic Coordinates: 54 00 N, 2 00 W
  • Location: Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and...
  • Terrain: mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast

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