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Regions of the UK

2016.09.09

source: https://www.britannica.com/place/United-Kingdom/The-highland-zone

 

The highland zone

United Kingdom
Official name
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Form of government
constitutional monarchy with two legislative houses (House of Lords [8151]; House of Commons [650])
Head of state
Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II
Head of government
Prime Minister: Theresa May
Capital
London
Official languages
English; both English and Scots Gaelic in Scotland; both English and Welsh in Wales
Official religion
See footnote 2.
Monetary unit
pound sterling (£)
Population
(2015 est.) 65,092,000
England: 53m
Scotland: 5,4m
Wales: 3m
Northern Ireland: 1,81m
Total area (sq mi)
93,628
Total area (sq km)
242,495
Urban-rural population
Urban: (2014) 82.3%
Rural: (2014) 17.7%
Life expectancy at birth
Male: (2011) 78.9 years
Female: (2011) 82.7 years
Literacy: percentage of population age 15 and over literate
Male: (2006) 99%
Female: (2006) 99%
GNI per capita (U.S.$)
(2014) 42,690
  • 1Active members as of March 2016, 88 hereditary peers, 701 life peers, and 26 archbishops and bishops.
  • 2Church of England “established” (protected by the state but not “official”); Church of Scotland “national” (exclusive jurisdiction in spiritual matters per Church of Scotland Act 1921); no established church in Northern Ireland or Wales.