UNITED-KINGDOM

Information about travelling to United-Kingdom

United-Kingdom is located in Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France

Facts about United-Kingdom
Population60,943,912 (July 2008 est
CapitalLondon
Time zoneUTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begin
Location Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France

General info about United-Kingdom
As the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two World Wars and the Irish republic withdraw from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and of the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy; it currently is weighing the degree of its integration with continental Europe. A member of the EU, it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union for the time being. Constitutional reform is also a significant issue in the UK. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999, but the latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process.
Languages spoken
English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)
What about drugs?
producer of limited amounts of synthetic drugs and synthetic precursor chemicals; major consumer of Southwest Asian heroin, Latin American cocaine, and synthetic drugs; money-laundering center
Ethnic division
white (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001 census)
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
0.2% (2001 est.)
Climate
temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast
Resources
coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land
Economy
The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is one of the quintet of trillion dollar economies of Western Europe. Over the past two decades, the government has greatly reduced public ownership and contained the growth of social welfare programs. Agriculture is intensive, highly mechanized, and efficient by European standards, producing about 60% of food needs with less than 2% of the labor force. The UK has large coal, natural gas, and oil resources, but its oil and natural gas reserves are declining and the UK became a net importer of energy in 2005; energy industries now contribute about 4% to GDP. Services, particularly banking, insurance, and business services, account by far for the largest proportion of GDP while industry continues to decline in importance. Since emerging from recession in 1992, Britain's economy enjoyed the longest period of expansion on record during which time growth outpaced most of Western Europe. The global economic slowdown, tight credit, and falling home prices, however, pushed Britain back into recession in the latter half of 2008 and prompted the BROWN government to implement a number of new measures to stimulate the economy and stabilize the financial markets; these include part-nationalizing the banking system, cutting taxes, suspending public sector borrowing rules, and bringing forward public spending on capital projects. The Bank of England periodically coordinates interest rate moves with the European Central Bank, but Britain remains outside the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), and opinion polls show a majority of Britons oppose joining the euro.
Environment
continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (has met Kyoto Protocol target of a 12.5% reduction from 1990 levels and intends to meet the legally binding target and move toward a domestic goal of a 20% cut in emissions by 2010); by 2005 the government reduced the amount of industrial and commercial waste disposed of in landfill sites to 85% of 1998 levels and recycled or composted at least 25% of household waste, increasing to 33% by 2015

Cities in United-Kingdom


National airlines
Aurigny Air Services -Channel Islandsairline website
BAC Express Airlinesairline website
British Airwaysairline website
British Midlandairline website
easyJetairline website
First Choiceairline website
Thompson Flyairline website
Virgin Atlantic Airwaysairline website


Airports in United-Kingdom
RAF StationABB
DyceABZ
AndoverADV
RAF StationAYH
BembridgeBBP
RAF StationBEX
Belfast International AirportBFS
Belfast City AirportBHD
InternationalBHX
BlackpoolBLK
InternationalBOH
Biggin HillBQH
BradfordBRF
BristolBRS
BrightonBSH
BurtonwoodBUT
Bentwaters StBWY
RAF StationBZZ
MachrihanishCAL
CarlisleCAX
CambridgeCBG
ChesterCEG
CromartyCRN
BagintonCVT
Cardiff-Wales AirportCWL
FinningleyDCS
DundeeDND
DornochDOC
TurnhouseEDI
East MidlandsEMA
St AngeloENK
Greenham RAFEWY
ExeterEXT
FarnboroughFAB
RAF StationFFD
Sculthorp RAFFKH
KinlossFSS
HeliportFWM
FiltonFZO
Glasgow InternationalGLA
GloucestershireGLO
RAF StationGQJ
BinbrookGSY
NAFGXH
HaverfordwestHAW
HendonHEN
HolyheadHLY
Linton-On-OuseHRT
HatfieldHTF
High WycombeHYC
InvernessINV
IpswichIPW
Milton KeynesKYN
Leeds/BradfordLBA
London City AirportLCY
EglintonLDY
GatwickLGW
HeathrowLHR
Lakenheath RAFLKZ
RAF StationLMO
Metropolitan AreaLON
HeliportLPH
Liverpool International AirportLPL
Luton AirportLTN
RAF StationLYE
Lydd International AirportLYX
InternationalMAN
Mildenhall AirportMHZ
Kent InternationalMSE
Newcastle AirportNCL
NortholtNHT
Nottingham AirportNQT
St MawganNQY
Norwich AirportNWI
ConnelOBN
RAF StationODH
HeliportOHP
Cottesmor RAFOKH
NorthamptonORM
KidlingtonOXF
PrestwickPIK
PlymouthPLH
PortsmouthPME
PenzancePZE
Rothesay HeliportRAY
RochesterRCS
MunicipalSEN
EastleighSOU
RAF StationSQZ
StanstedSTN
SwindonSWI
Fairwood CommSWS
StornowaySYY
Sheffield City AirportSZD
RAF StationUHF
UpavonUPV
West MallingWEM
WoodfordWFD
WickWIC
RAF StationWTN
Wether Fld RAFWXF
YeoviltonYEO


Beer in United-Kingdom (0.33l)
Aberdeen~ 2 EUR
Aberdeen~ 2 EUR
Aberystwyth~ 1.7 EUR
Accrington~ 1.3 EUR
Airdrie~ 1.7 EUR
Aldershot~ 2.1 EUR
Alfreton~ 1.8 EUR
Alton~ 2.3 EUR
Amersham~ 2.2 EUR
Amroth~ 2.1 EUR
Andover~ 2.3 EUR
AUDLEM~ 1.9 EUR
Aylesbury~ 1.5 EUR
Ayr~ 2.1 EUR
Banbury~ 2 EUR
Banbury~ 2 EUR
Barnet~ 2.5 EUR
Barnham~ 2.1 EUR
Barnsley~ 2 EUR
Barnsley~ 2 EUR
Basildon~ 1.9 EUR
Basingstoke~ 1.9 EUR
Bath~ 2.1 EUR
Bath~ 2.1 EUR
Bathgate~ 1.7 EUR
Batley~ 1.5 EUR
Belfast~ 2.2 EUR
Belfast~ 2.2 EUR
Bewdley~ 2.1 EUR
Billericay~ 2 EUR
Birkenhead~ 1.7 EUR
Birmingham~ 1.8 EUR
Blackburn~ 1.8 EUR
Bognor Regis~ 2.1 EUR
Bournemouth~ 2.6 EUR
Bradford~ 1.9 EUR
Brentwood~ 2.3 EUR
Bridgend~ 1 EUR
Bridgend~ 1 EUR
Brighton~ 2.3 EUR
Brighton~ 2.3 EUR
Bristol~ 2.3 EUR
Bristol~ 2.3 EUR
Brodick~ 2.2 EUR
Bromsgrove~ 2.3 EUR
Buckley~ 1.9 EUR
Burnley~ 2 EUR
Burnley~ 2 EUR
Burslem~ 1.7 EUR
Caernarfon~ 1.3 EUR
Caersws~ 1.8 EUR
Camberley~ 2.3 EUR
Cambridge~ 2.3 EUR
Cambridge~ 2.3 EUR
Canterbury~ 1.8 EUR
Cardiff~ 2.2 EUR
Cardiff~ 2.2 EUR
CARDIFF~ 2.2 EUR
Carlisle~ 1 EUR
Carlisle~ 1 EUR
Carluke~ 1.9 EUR
Castleford~ 1.7 EUR
Cheltenham~ 2.3 EUR
Cheltenham~ 2.3 EUR
Chertsey~ 3.2 EUR
Chester~ 1.5 EUR
Chester~ 1.5 EUR
Chester-le-street~ 0.8 EUR
Chesterfield~ 2.1 EUR
Chichester~ 2 EUR
Chirnside~ 1.8 EUR
City Of London~ 2.3 EUR
Clapham~ 2.6 EUR
Coatbridge~ 1.4 EUR
Cockermouth~ 1.9 EUR
Colchester~ 2.1 EUR
Coniston~ 2.3 EUR
Corby~ 2 EUR
Countesthorpe~ 2.3 EUR
Coventry~ 1.5 EUR
Coventry~ 1.5 EUR
Cranford~ 2 EUR
Crawley~ 2.3 EUR
Crewe~ 1.9 EUR
Croydon~ 2.4 EUR
Crumlin~ 1.7 EUR
Cwmbran~ 2 EUR
Dartford~ 2 EUR
DARTFORD~ 2 EUR
Darvel~ 1.4 EUR
Derby~ 1.9 EUR
Derby~ 1.9 EUR
Derry~ 1.9 EUR
Doncaster~ 1.8 EUR
Doncaster~ 1.8 EUR
Dover~ 2.1 EUR
Dumbarton~ 2 EUR
Dundee~ 1.8 EUR
Dunfermline~ 1.8 EUR
Durham~ 1.8 EUR
Eastbourne~ 2.1 EUR
Eastwood~ 1.7 EUR
Edinburgh~ 2.1 EUR
Edinburgh~ 2.1 EUR
Egham~ 2.1 EUR
Elswick~ 1.9 EUR
Epsom~ 2 EUR
Exeter~ 2.1 EUR
Exeter~ 2.1 EUR
Fakenham~ 2.2 EUR
Falkirk~ 1.7 EUR
Farnham~ 2.4 EUR
Fort Augustus~ 2.1 EUR
Garswood~ 1.9 EUR
Gateshead~ 1.8 EUR
Gillingham~ 1.7 EUR
Glasgow~ 1.9 EUR
GLASGow~ 1.9 EUR
Glasgow~ 1.9 EUR
Gloucester~ 2.2 EUR
Gravesend~ 2.2 EUR
Grays~ 1.9 EUR
Greenford~ 2.8 EUR
Greenock~ 1.9 EUR
Grimsby~ 1.6 EUR
Grimsby~ 1.6 EUR
GRimsby~ 1.6 EUR
Guildford~ 2.4 EUR
Guisborough~ 1.8 EUR
Hartlepool~ 1.8 EUR
Hartlepool~ 1.8 EUR
Haverhill~ 1.2 EUR
Hermitage~ 2.4 EUR
Hexham~ 1.1 EUR
Hoddesdon~ 1.9 EUR
Hornsea~ 1.6 EUR
Hull~ 1.8 EUR
Inverness~ 1.9 EUR
Ipswich~ 2.4 EUR
Ipswich~ 2.4 EUR
Irvine~ 1.8 EUR
Lampeter~ 2.2 EUR
Largs~ 1.9 EUR
Leamington Spa~ 2.2 EUR
Leamington Spa~ 2.2 EUR
Leeds~ 1.9 EUR
LEEDS~ 1.9 EUR
Leeds~ 1.9 EUR
Leicester~ 1.8 EUR
Limekilns~ 1.9 EUR
Lincoln~ 1.9 EUR
Lisburn~ 2.1 EUR
Liverpool~ 1.5 EUR
Liverpool~ 1.5 EUR
Llandrindod Wells~ 1.8 EUR
Llandudno~ 2.1 EUR
Llandyrnog~ 1.9 EUR
London~ 2.4 EUR
London~ 2.4 EUR
LONDON~ 2.4 EUR
Loughborough~ 2.1 EUR
Lowestoft~ 1.9 EUR
Luton~ 2.1 EUR
Maidenhead~ 1.9 EUR
Maidstone~ 2.4 EUR
Malton~ 1.9 EUR
Manchester~ 1.9 EUR
Manchester~ 1.9 EUR
Matlock~ 1.6 EUR
Middlesbrough~ 1.7 EUR
Middlesbrough~ 1.7 EUR
Milton Keynes~ 2 EUR
Milton Keynes~ 2 EUR
Mold~ 2 EUR
Neath~ 2.1 EUR
Newbury~ 2.4 EUR
Newcastle~ 1.8 EUR
Newcastle Emlyn~ 1.8 EUR
Newcastle Upon Tyne~ 2.1 EUR
Newcastle Upon Tyne~ 2.1 EUR
Newport~ 1.7 EUR
Newquay~ 1.9 EUR
Northallerton~ 1.9 EUR
Northampton~ 2.1 EUR
Norwich~ 2.1 EUR
Nottingham~ 2 EUR
Nottingham~ 2 EUR
Oldham~ 1.1 EUR
Ossett~ 0.7 EUR
Oswestry~ 1.8 EUR
Oxford~ 2.4 EUR
OXFORD~ 2.4 EUR
Oxford~ 2.4 EUR
Paisley~ 1.5 EUR
Partick~ 1.7 EUR
Plymouth~ 1.9 EUR
Plymouth~ 1.9 EUR
Pontefract~ 1.5 EUR
PORT TALBOT~ 1.7 EUR
Port Talbot~ 1.7 EUR
Portpatrick~ 1.8 EUR
Portree~ 2.1 EUR
Portsmouth~ 1.8 EUR
Portsmouth~ 1.8 EUR
Prescot~ 1.6 EUR
Preston~ 1.7 EUR
PRESTON~ 1.7 EUR
Reading~ 2.3 EUR
Reading~ 2.3 EUR
Redcar~ 1.8 EUR
REDCAR~ 1.8 EUR
Redcar~ 1.8 EUR
Rhyl~ 2 EUR
Richmond~ 2.5 EUR
Rochdale~ 1.5 EUR
Romford~ 2.2 EUR
Rosyth~ 1.8 EUR
Rotherham~ 1.9 EUR
Rotherham~ 1.9 EUR
Rugby~ 2.1 EUR
Runcorn~ 1.7 EUR
Salisbury~ 2.3 EUR
Scunthorpe~ 1.6 EUR
Selsey~ 1.9 EUR
Seven Sisters~ 1.4 EUR
Sheffield~ 1.8 EUR
Sheffield~ 1.8 EUR
Shirland~ 1.6 EUR
Shotts~ 1.9 EUR
Shrewsbury~ 1.9 EUR
Skegness~ 1.9 EUR
Southampton~ 2 EUR
Southend-on-Sea~ 1.8 EUR
Springfield~ 0.8 EUR
St. Helens~ 1.5 EUR
Stafford~ 1.9 EUR
Staines~ 2.4 EUR
Stirling~ 1.9 EUR
Stonehaven~ 1.9 EUR
Stornoway~ 1.8 EUR
Sunderland~ 1.8 EUR
Swansea~ 2 EUR
Swindon~ 1.8 EUR
Telford~ 1.5 EUR
Tewkesbury~ 2.1 EUR
Tiverton~ 2.1 EUR
TROWBRIDGE~ 2.4 EUR
Tunbridge Wells~ 2.4 EUR
Uttoxeter~ 2.1 EUR
Wakefield~ 1.7 EUR
Wales~ 1.6 EUR
Warrington~ 1.4 EUR
Watford~ 2.1 EUR
Welwyn Garden City~ 2.1 EUR
Wembley~ 1.5 EUR
Weybridge~ 2.9 EUR
Whitby~ 1.9 EUR
Wigan~ 1.8 EUR
Wigan~ 1.8 EUR
Wilmslow~ 1.7 EUR
Wimborne~ 2.5 EUR
Winchester~ 2.3 EUR
Windsor~ 2.4 EUR
Winsford~ 1.7 EUR
Withernwick~ 1.5 EUR
Wolverhampton~ 1.9 EUR
Woodville~ 2.1 EUR
Worcester~ 2.1 EUR
Wrexham~ 2 EUR
York~ 1.7 EUR
York~ 1.7 EUR

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