United Kingdom

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  • Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

  • Prime Minister: David Cameron (2010)

  • Land area: 93,278 sq mi (241,590 sq km); total area: 94,526 sq mi (244,820 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 63,742,977 (growth rate: 0.54%); birth rate: 12.22/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.44/1000; life expectancy: 80.42; density per sq km: 255.6

  • Capital and largest city (2013 est.): London, 13,614,409 (metro. area), 9,787,426 (city proper)

  • Other large cities: Birmingham, 2.272 million; Manchester, 2.213 million; West Yorkshire, 1.625 million; Glasgow, 1.137 million; Newcastle upon Tyne, 874,000

  • Monetary unit: Pound sterling (£)

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