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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 Kingdom
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA, United Kingdom
Email: hoc.london@mea.gov.in
Phone: 00-44-20-8629 5950
Website: https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/
Embassy Details of United Kingdom in IndiaH.E. H.E Mr. Alexander Alex Ellis CMG
High Commissioner
High Commission for Great Britain
ShantipathChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
Email: postmaster.nedel@fco.gov.uk
Phone: +91-11-2687 2161, 24192100 (O)