United Kingdom

Area was inhabited by ancient Celtic-speaking peoples; invaded by Rome 55 BCE, Romans withdrew 410 CE; invaded by Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, Danes and Normans; various parts have been united by England since the 11th century; was core of large empire 18th-20th century; official language is English, though Scottish Gaelic and Welsh are also spoken.

Quick Facts on the United Kingdom

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United Kingdom
66,052,076 (#22 in world) (2021 est.)
Ethnic Groups
White 87.2%, Black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%, Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%, Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%, mixed 2%, other 3.7% (2011 est.)
Christian (includes Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, unspecified 7.2%, none 25.7% (2011 est.)