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Great Britain

Ethnic Groups

  • White 87.2%
  • Black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%
  • Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%
  • Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%
  • Mixed 2%
  • Other 3.7%

Religion

  • Christian (includes Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 59.5%
  • Muslim 4.4%
  • Hindu 1.3%
  • Other 2%
  • None 25.7%
  • Unspecified 7.2%

Economic Overview

  • GDP: $2.49 trillion (2013 est.)
  • Agriculture Products: cereals, oilseed, potatoes, vegetables; cattle, sheep, poultry; fish
  • 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
  • Total Labor Force:30.15 million (2013 est.)
    • Agriculture: 1.4%
    • Industry: 18.2%
    • Services: 80.4%
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.2% (2013 est.)

Location

Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France

Population

63,742,977

Government Type

constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm

Climate

temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast