United Kingdom

 

United Kingdom was formed in the year 1800 and was once a powerhouse. Located on the northern part of France it is composed of England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. It is governed by a parliamentary form of government system and has constitutional monarchy.

Many immigrants from the neighbouring colonies have settled in UK over the past years due to its rich and prosperous heritage. The increased number of immigrants from regions around the world has major influences on the culture and tradition of UK including dressing style, living, food and culture.

Location

UK is located in Europe on the north western coast. It is an island nation as it has a large collection of islands along with Great Britain in the north eastern part of Ireland and there are other small islands. One of the unique features of UK is that only Northern Island is the country in it with a land border with another sovereign state that is sharing it with the Republic of Ireland.  Oceans like Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, North Sea and English Channel surrounds UK besides the land border.

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People

People in UK are very warm and friendly in nature. They take immense pride in highlighting their culture in front of the tourists and visitors. They actively take part in their events and festivals all round the calendar year. A short conversation with them is enough to befriend you.

Events

There are many events and festivals surrounding the calendar year of UK, that are centuries old. Some of the major festivals include Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. As we all know Christmas is celebrated all over the world but in UK, it was started celebrating in AD 596. It was in this year St. Augustine brought Christianity to English shores.

Weather

Generally, the weather in UK is cold and wet throughout the year, where maximum temperature is in the mid 80 degrees. The hottest months are July and August when the maximum temperature ranges around 22 degrees.

General 
LanguageEnglish
Time ZoneGMT(UTC+0) summer BST(UTC+1)
Dialing Code+44
Electricity230V, 50Hz
Major CitiesLondon, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Cardiff
CurrencyPound sterling
ClothingSummers are mild, and winters are extremely cold
 

Health Related

 
Mortality Rate79 deaths/ 1000000 population
Life ExpectancyM 78/ F 82
Patient: Physician Ratio417:1
Hospitals JCI accredited0
Recommended VaccinationsInfluenza, Diphtheria-tetanus, Measles, Varicella,
Other InfectionsLyme disease, Leptospirosis, Rabies, Hemorrhagic fever, HIV
 

Tourism Related

 
Population62,041,708
Global Competitiveness5.25
Tourism Competitiveness5.2/7
GDP/Capita35,720
Health and Hygiene5.6/7
Safety and Security4.9/7
Air Transport Infrastructure5.5/7
Tourism Infrastructure6.2/7
Cultural Infrastructure6.4/7
Visa Requirements12/133
Reliability of Police Services32/133
Physician Density48/133
Hospital Beds45/133
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure27/133
International Air Transport Network14/133
Quality of Roads24/133
Hotel Rooms26/133
Tourism Openness83/133
Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors86/133

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