The United Kingdom, also known as Great Britain, is officially called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Located off of the coast of mainland Europe, its closest neighbors are France and Ireland, with Northern Ireland located in the upper half of Ireland. The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with a monarch as the head of state and a prime minister as the head of government. The current establishment of the country was finalized in 1927. It spans 243,610 square kilometers.

General Information
Official Name: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ríocht Aontaithe na Breataine Móire agus Thuaisceart Éireann, Unitit Kinrick o Great Breetain an Northren Ireland, Teyrnas Unedig Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon
Capitol: 
London
Population: 
64,511,000
Languages: 
English, Cornish, Irish, Ulster-Scots, Scots, Scottish-Gaelic, Welsh
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
242,900
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1707
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$2,827.510 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$38,711 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
1.80 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.89
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
32.30
Economic Grouping: 
Developed Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
European Community
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AfDB: African Development Bank
Arctic Council
Australia Group
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CBSS: Council of the Baltic Sea States
CD: Community of Democracies
CDB: Caribbean Development Bank
CoEu: Council of Europe
CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research
EAPC: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EIB: European Investment Bank
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
ESA: European Space Agency
EU: European Union
FATF: Financial Action Task Force
G-20
G-5
G-7
G-8
G-10
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IEA: International Energy Agency
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IGAD: Intergovernmental Authority on Development
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NEA: Nuclear Energy Agency
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Pacific Alliance
Paris Club
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
PIF: Pacific Islands Forum
SELEC: Convention of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center
WCO: World Customs Organization
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNFICYP: United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
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