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United Kingdom

How the United Kingdom makes their livings:agriculture: 0.7%industry: 20.5%services: 78.9%The United Kingdom manufactures machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, coal, petroleum, food, textiles, clothing, other consumer goodsUnited Kingdoms GDP (Gross Domestic Product):GDP- the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a yearUK's GDP in billions: $2,323 UK's GDP (PPP) per capita: $36,700 United Kingdoms literacy rate:Literacy rate- Literacy is the ability to read and write one's further for knowledge and interest, write coherently, and think critically about the written word. According to The CIA World Factbook, to be literate means to be the of age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schoolingLiteracy rate:total population: 99% -male: 99% -female: 99%

10 Facts about the United Kingdom

-The history of the United Kingdom as a unified sovereign state began with the political union of the kingdoms of England, which included Wales, andScotland on 1 May 1707 in accordance with the Treaty of Union, as ratified by the Acts of Union 1707.-In 1922, Ireland seceded from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to become the Irish Free State a dominion of the British Empire but a day later, Northern Ireland seceded from the Free State and rejoined the United Kingdom.-On July 7, 2005, suicide bombers with al-Qaeda connections attacked three subway trains and a bus, killing over 50 people and injuring 700.-The 2008 global financial crisis hit the UK hard; in January 2009, the country's economy was officially declared to be in recession for the first time in 18 years.

1.Polo, soccer and Rugby were introduced to the world by the UK.2.Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in England but others such as cricket and rugby have large followings.3 71.6% of people are Christian, 2.7% of people are Muslim, 1% are Hindu, and 23.1% of people are unspecified or none4. England has a large economy and uses the pound sterling as its currency.5.In each country there are five stages of education: early years, primary, secondary, Further Education, and Higher Education, and education is compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 (4 in Northern Ireland) and 16.6. The United Kingdom has over 50 popular landmarks, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court Palace, and Avebury Stone Circle. 7. The United Kingdom's official language is English, but Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, and Cornish are considered regional languages. 8. England is the most populated country in the United Kingdom9. The United Kingdom is also composed of small islands like the isles of Wight and Hayling island 10. The minimum age for the purchase of alcohol is 18. People aged 16 or 17 may consume wine, beer or cider on licensed premises when ordered with a meal.


What is the United Kingdom?

SourcesWorld FactbookCulture GramsFreedom Housewww.foreignstudents.comwww.princeton.eduwww.sciencekids.co.nz/http://www.mirror.co.uk/http://whatthafact.com/

United Kingdom



-Type of climate: temperate and wet-In the winter, temperatures rarely drop much below freezing -In the summer, temperatures average 60 to 70°F (15–21°C)-The United Kingdom experiences all four seasons-Winter: December-February -Average monthly precip: 78mmSpring: March-May -Average monthly precip: 60mmSummer: June- August -Average monthly precip: 61mmFall September-November -Average monthly precip: 81mm

Type of Government: STABLE Why?- The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is the third largest economy in Europe after Germany and France.In the News:Recently, The United Kingdom has pulled out of preparatory talks for the G8 summit on government advice because of Russia's build-up of troops in the Ukrainian region of Crimea.


Type of government:Constitutional Monarch


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