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Silbury Hill is the largest man-made earthen mound in Europe Hay-on-Wye town, lies at the border of Wales and England, was world's first book town and is considered to be largest second-hand book shop in the world Lincoln Cathedral was the first building to overtake the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt and even though its spire was destroyed in 1549, it stayed the highest construction ever built in the world till 1884 Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied royal residence in the world London Heathrow Airport is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic

  United Kingdom Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 53º 00' N, 1º 00' W
Area 242495 km2
Capital London
Time Zone UTC
Official Name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Currency British Pound (GBP)
Government Parliamentary Monarchy
Legislature Bicameral
Population 60943912
Independence Date None
International Dialing Code 44
ISO Code alpha-3 GB
ISO Code alpha-2 GBR
GDP per Capita (PPP) $35,000.00
Climate Type Temperate Maritime
Major Language(s) English, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh
Major Ethnic Groups black, Indian, Pakistani, White (English, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish),
Major Religious Groups Christian (Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic), Hindu, Muslim
Administrative Divisions England: 34 Non-metropolitan Counties, 32 London Boroughs, 1 City of London, 36 Metropolitan Counties, 46 Unitary Authorities; Northern Ireland: 26 District Councils; Scotland: 32 Unitary Authorities
Neighbouring Countries Ireland
Major Industries Iron and Steel, Heavy manufacturing, Automotive, Electronics, Metal works, Timber products, Textile, Consumer durables, Motor vehicles, Electric power equipment
Natural Resources Coal, Gold, Gypsum, Iron ore, Lead, Limestone, Natural gas, Oil, Tin, Tungsten, Zinc, Clay, Cultivable land