Facts about The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has a population of 65 million with large population of Indians and other overseas nationals too. It being the worlds’ 7th Largest Economy has many opportunities for people of all age groups, backgrounds and cultures. United Kingdom is made of 4 countries England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland combined, also called Great Britain. London, is the largest city in UK as well as in the European continent, also known to be global city and financial hub of its capital. Other major cities in the UK are Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff, and Belfast. English is its main official language. United Kingdom has one of the largest diaspora of people from Indian origin. It is a popular choice for students looking to Study Abroad.
United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with a Monarch and a Prime Minister. Prime Minister serves as head of government and has executive powers. Monarch is the head of state. Current monarch of the UK is Queen Elizabeth II.
The United Kingdom has a very unpredictable climate. It has 4 seasons Winter, Spring, Summer & Autumn. The average temperature in summer ranges between 18 – 28° Celsius and in winters it ranges from -4 – 10° Celsius. It rains a lot in the UK and also receives snowfall in winters from December to February.
United Kingdom is world’s 6th largest economy and is a very developed country in Europe second to Germany. Service and Manufacturing are the big contributors in the British economy.
Area – 2.42 Lacs Square KM
Population – 63 Million (2019)
GDP – USD 3.1 Trillion (2019)
Distance from India – Approx. 6,700 KM or 8-9 hours flight journey
Time difference from India – 4.5 hrs in summers and 5.5 hrs in winters