UK Facts

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The United Kingdom runs under a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy, while the head of state being Queen Elizabeth II.
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They have a total nominal GDP of $2.434 trillion, with a per capita GDP of $38,591. Their total nominal GDP is the 6th highest in the world, and the 3rd largest economy in Europe.
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The United Kingdom is also the 8th largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, and they contribute greatly to the world’s economy.
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Automobiles comprise a large part of the nation’s GDP, generating around 26.6 billion pounds of revenue each year.
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Agriculture is also a large part of the nation’s economy. They grow over 60% of their own foods, and therefore keep their food imports low. The United Kingdom also has a large amount of natural resources. Their lands are rich in iron, limestone, clay, gypsum, lead and coal.
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The last Ice Age shaped the geography of the United Kingdom. Today, most of the nation is covered in steep mountains and low valleys.
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Scotland is home to many small lochs, or narrow streams of water. Legend has it that a giant monster named Nessie can be found in Loch Ness in Scotland.
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The sports soccer, rugby, golf, boxing, and cricket were all invented in the United Kingdom.
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The author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling is from the United Kingdom.
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England is the largest country in the United Kingdom.

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The Summer Olympics were held in England three times

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