Official Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Area: 243,610 sq km
Currency: Great British Pound
Became the United Kingdom of Great Britain on May 1, 1707
National Flower: Tudor Rose (Rosa)
Literacy: 99 %
Industries: machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, other consumer goods.
Natural resources: coal, petroleum, natural gas, tin, limestone, iron ore, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, lead, silica, arable land.