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  • Name:
  • United Kingdom
  • Location:
  • Northwest Europe
  • Time:
  • IST (-) 5 1/2 hrs
  • Capital:
  • London
  • Language:
  • English
  • Area:
  • 241,752 sq kms
  • Population:
  • 63,742,977 (July 2014 est.)
  • National Day:
  • 11 Jun (Queen’s Official Birthday)
  • Currency:
  • British Pound Sterling (GBP) 1 = INR 98.76.
  • Climate:
  • Owing to its being an island, the UK is subject to very changeable weather. Extremes of temperature are rare but snow, hail, torrential rain and heatwaves can occur almost without warning. For detailed descriptions, see Climate in the respective country sections.
  • Holidays:
  • Year 2014: New Years Day, 18 Apr Good Friday, 21 Apr Easter Monday, 5 May Early May Bank Holiday, 26 May Spring Bank Holiday, 25 Aug Summer Bank Holiday, 25 Dec Christmas Day, 26 Dec Boxing Day.
  • Airline Name:
  • British Airways BA
  • International Airports:
  • Alderney (ACI)
    London Gatwick (LGW)
    Belfast (BFS)
    Cardiff (CWL)
    Inverness (INV)
    Glasgow (GLA)
    Edinburgh (EDI)
    New Castle (NCL)
    London Luton (LTN)
    Manchester (MAN)
    Birmingham (BHX)
    London City Airport (LCY)
    London Stansted (STN)
    London Heathrow (LHR)
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