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EDM code : Etudiants Du Monde / Students of the World.
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Great Britain - Physical geography

Area : 244 800 Km2
Water : 1.3 %
Lands under cultivation : 25 %
Wild pasture lands : 46 %
Forests : 12 %

Min. Height : -4 m (Fenland)
Max. Height : 1344 m (Ben Nevis)


Great Britain - Climate
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Rainfall (mm) in London
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Great Britain - People
Nationality : British, English
Main language(s) : English

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Population (2005) : 60 154 000 people
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Density : 246 people / Km2
Fertility rate : 1.74 children / woman
Life expectancy : 79 years
Urban population : 89 %

Main cities :
11 800 000 people London (aggl.)
7 300 000 people London (capital)
1 000 000 people Birmingham
728 000 people Leeds
612 000 people Glasgow
530 000 people Sheffield
483 000 people Bradford
464 000 people Liverpool
450 000 people Edimburg
428 000 people Manchester
400 000 people Bristol
390 000 people Kirklees
318 000 people Cardiff


Great Britain - Economy
Currency : Pound Sterling (GBP) = 100 Pence
Rate of exchange (Sept.2004) :

1 Euro = 0.676 GBP

GDP (Gross Domestic Product), 2002 : 1557 billion dollars
GDP per capita, 2002 : 25884 dollars
GNP (Gross National Product), 2005 : 2263.7 billion dollars
GNP per capita, 2005 : 37632 dollars


Great Britain - Miscellaneous information
CONSUMPTION (individual / year) (world rank 1997) :
- Potatoes = 100 Kg (2)
- Tea = 2.5 Kg (3)
- Chocolate (6)
- Beer = 100 l (6)
- Milk = 120 l (8)
MAIN NATURAL RESOURCES (world rank 2002) :
- Green peas (4)
- Currants (5)
- Carrots (7)
- Barley (9)
- Potatoes (11)
- Wheat (12)
- Sheeps (7)
- Wool (8)
- Natural gas (5)
- Potash (9)
- Oil (10)
- Coal (11)
- Nickel (12)
- Zinc (19)
- Deposits of oil (26)
OTHER RESOURCES & PRODUCTS (world rank 1997) :
- Beer (6)
- Cheese (8)
RECORDS :
- Great Britain is the 8th largest island in the world (228 273 Km2).
- 2nd longest tunnel in the world = Eurotunnel (England-France ; 49.9 Km).
- 3rd longest suspension bridge in the world = Humber (1410 m).


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