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About United Kingdom

The United Kingdom abbreviated as UK and also known as The Great Britain made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland and other small isles is an island nation in north western Europe. The country is one of the most powerful and most developed countries in the world. UK has a very long history of political power and colonization and it was said that the Sun never sets in the British Empire due to its colonies right from Fiji in the east to America in the west.

UK is the world’s sixth-largest economy and has a very high-income economy and high human development index. It retains a great power, with considerable influence on economic, cultural, military, scientific and political aspects internationally.

UK thrives on the service sector. It is the world’s largest financial centre. Tourism is also an important sector for the British economy. Though initially, the country saw the industrial revolution, but now a days, there are hardly any products that the country manufactures. Most of UK’s manufacturing is done in China, India and other countries.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityLondon
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyBritish pound, GBP
Phone Code +44
Important CitiesBirmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Glasgow, Leicester, Edinburgh,Leeds, Cardiff, Manchester
National Day
GDP (nominal)USD 3332.059 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking8
Primary IndustriesAerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Business and professional services, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer goods, Defence equipment, Education, Electronics, Energy, Entertainment, Financial services, Food and beverages, Healthcare, Hospitality and leisure, Hospitality and leisure, Industrial equipment, Information technology, Media, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, Processed metals, Real estate, Retailing, Scientific equipment, Tourism, Telecommunications, Transportation and logistics, Utilities
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsIreland
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Council of Europe(COE), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), European Communities(EC), Group of 10(G10), Group of 20(G20), Group of 7(G7), Group of 8+5(G8+5), International Monetary Fund(IMF), North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), United Nations(UN), Union for the Mediterranean(UfM), Southeast Asia Treaty Organization(SEATO), Global Cultural Districts Network(GCDN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsRetail & Fmcg Products, Cereals & Pulses, Fashion and Apparel, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Toys and Games, Arms and Ammunitions, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cosmetics and Accessories, Gems & Jewellery, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Other Products, Aviation Vehicles, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Household Items & Products, Fashion and Apparel, Gems & Jewellery, Wood and Pulp, Books and Papers, Toys and Games, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Retail & Fmcg Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans
Total Exports ValueUSD 530.482 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 816.300 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 285.818 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral trade
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Wood and Pulp, Aviation Vehicles, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Other Products, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Gems & Jewellery, Fashion and Apparel, Pharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Silk & Textiles, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Rubber and Products, Household Items & Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Books and Papers, Building & Construction Products & Services
India's Imports ValueUSD 8,960.73 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 11,405.63 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 3 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for United KingdomHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mr Vikram K. Doraiswami
Honourable High Commissioner
India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA, United Kingdom
00-44-20-8629 5950

Consulate General of India in Birmingham
Dr. M. Venkatachalam
Consul General
20, Augusta Street, Jewellery Quarters, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6JL,, United Kingdom
00-44-121-2361556, 2123217

Consulate General of India in Edinburgh
Bijay Selvaraj
Consul General
17 Rutland Square, Edinburgh EH1 2BB, Scotland, United Kingdom.


Honorary Consul of India in Cardiff (Wales)
H.E. Mr. Raj Kumar Aggarwal
Honorary Consul
63-67 Wellfield Road Cardiff CF24 3PA..
44 303 0402777

Honorary Consul of India in Belfast (Northern Ireland)
H.E. Lord Diljit Rana MBE
Honorary Consul
Andras House 60 Great Victoria Street Belfast, BT2 7BB

44 (0) 28 9087 8787

Embassy Details of United Kingdom in IndiaUnited Kingdom
High Commission for Great Britain
H.E. Ms. Lindy Elizabeth Cameron
High Commissioner
ShantipathChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2687 2161, 24192100 (O)

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Deputy High Commission in Mumbai
Mr. Harjinder Singh Kang
Deputy High Commissioner
C32 G Block Naman Chambers Bandra East Mumbai-400 051
+91-22-22830517 (O)

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Deputy High Commission in Bengaluru
Mr. Chandru Iyer
Deputy High Commissioner
Thapar Niketan, 7/4, Brunton road Banglore 560025
+91-80-25586687 (O)

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Deputy High Commission in Hyderabad
Mr. Gareth Wynn Owen
Deputy High Commissioner
Room No.-250-255, Hotel Taj Deccan, 2nd Floor, Road No.-1, Banjara Hill Hyderabad
04066669147 (O)

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Deputy High Commission in Chennai
Mr Oliver Ramsey Ballhatchet
Deputy High Commissioner
No.20 Anderson road Nungambakkam,Chennai 600006
+91-44-52192151 (O)

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Deputy High Commission in Kolkata
Mr. Nicholas David low
Deputy High Commissioner
1A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani Kolkata 700071

+91-33-22885172/76 (O)

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Deputy High Commission in Chandigarh
Ms. Caroline Rowett
Deputy High Commissioner
Corporate Office, 178 178A, Elante Business and Industrial Complex, UnitC516, Tower C

8288009897 (O)

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Consulate General of united-kingdom in Ahmedabad
Mr. Stephen Hickling
Consul General
Courtyard by Marriott Ramdev Nagar Satellite Gujarat Ahmedabad 380015 India
+91 (11) 2419 2100 / +44 20 7008 5000 (24 hrs a day)

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Consular Office in Goa

0918326636800 (O)