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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom

Area: 244 820 km2
Population: 58.6 million (rounded)
Capital city: London
Currency: 1 pound sterling = 100 pence, 1 euro = 0.69 pounds sterling (GBP) (dec. 2005)
National day: Queen's Birthday (celebrated on second Saturday in June)
EU membership: 1 January 1973 (EC)

Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II
Head of Government: Prime Minister Tony Blair
Foreign Minister: Margaret Beckett
Government: Labour Party (Lab, 353 seats)
Parliament: Bicameral: House of Commons, 646 members, elections every 5 years, no threshold, House of Lords, 725 members

GDP: €1 715 791 million (2004, rounded)
GDP per capita in PPS: €26 600 (2004, estimate, rounded)
Economic growth in real terms: + 3.2 % (2004, rounded)


Links:
Head of State: http://www.royal.gov.uk
Head of Government: http://www.number-10.gov.uk
Foreign Minister: http://www.fco.gov.uk
Parliament: http://www.parliament.uk

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Date: 09.05.2006