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General    
Capital: London
Population: 59,647,790
Languages: English, Welsh, Gaelic
National Days: 23rd April (England), 30th November (Scotland), 1st March (Wales)
Head of State: Anthony Blair
     
Geographic    
Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France.
Geographic Coordinates: 54 00 N, 2 00 W
Area: total:  244,820 sq km

land:  241,590 sq km

water:  3,230 sq km
Border Countries: Ireland
Climate: temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast
Terrain: mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast
Elevation Extremes: lowest point:  Fenland -4 m

highest point:  Ben Nevis 1,343 m
Natural Hazards: Some flooding and weak isolated Tornados.
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Economic    
GDP: $1.36 trillion
Debts: None
Currency: Pound Sterling
Currency Code: GBP
Rough Exchange Rates: US Dollar 0.6

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Historic    
827 Egbert becomes first King of all England
1066 England conquered by Normans
1274 Dynastic Union of England and Wales
1535 Legal Union of England and Wales
1541 Henry VIII declared King of Ireland
1603 Dynastic Union of England and Scotland
1649 England declared a Commonwealth
1654 England and Scotland Reunited
1660 Monarchy Restored
1707 Parliamentary Union of England and Scotland
1801 Parliamentary Union of England and Ireland
1914-1918 World War I
1921 Union with Ireland Dissolved
1939-1945 World War II
1966 England Win World Cup
   
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