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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 TypeUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyBritish pound, GBP
Phone Code +44
Important CitiesBirmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Glasgow, Leicester, Edinburgh,Leeds, Cardiff, Manchester
National Day
Ease of Doing Business Ranking8 (Very Easy)
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
Major ExportsManufactured goods, fuels, chemicals, food, beverages, tobacco.
Major Exports to IndiaFootwear, Animal, Vegetables, Hides and skins, Minerals, Textiles and Clothing, Food Products, Plastic or Rubber, Wood, Fuels
Major ImportsManufactured goods, machinery, fuels, foodstuffs.
Major Imports from IndiaTextiles and Clothing, Machinery and Electricals, Chemicals, Stone and Glass, Transportation, Metals, Fuels, Raw Materials, Vegetables, Footwear
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral trade
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)
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. Shashank Vikram
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 IndiaHigh Commission for Great Britain
H.E. H.E Mr. Alexander Alex Ellis CMG
High Commissioner
ShantipathChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2687 2161, 24192100 (O)

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)

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

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)

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

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

+91-33-22885172/76 (O)

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)

Consulate General of united-kingdom in Ahmedabad
Mr. Stephen Hickling
Consul General

Consular Office in Goa

0918326636800 (O)