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Population 1999 ..................................................59,113,439
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 20,870
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 1,231.3
Unemployment.....................................................................7.5%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... .3
Labor force (%) ....... .3
 

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Total Area...................................................................94,247 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 89
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 77
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 6
Access to safe water (% of population) ....................................100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 1

 

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About the United Kingdom __ An excellent country profile in either brief or expanded form. You will find maps, history, culture and a lot more. - From Emulate Me/countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/unitedkingdom.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- United Kingdom __ A complete guide to United Kingdom economy, politics, geography, climate, military and more. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/uk.html

Colleges and Universities - United Kingdom __ An extensive list of schools in the UK. Each institution's name is also a direct link to the particular school' web page. - From Christina DeMello - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/uk.html

Country Profile: United Kingdom __ "The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It has a long history as a major player in international affairs and fulfils an important role in the EU, UN and NATO...The economy - one of the largest in the world - is no longer manufacturing but services-based, with e-commerce of growing significance. The City of London is a global financial centre." History culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1038758.stm

Discover Northern Ireland __ Information for visitors to Northern Ireland which includs, history, geography, accommodation, sightseeing, events, and more. - from Northern Ireland Tourist Board - http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/


 
England __ "England is looking forward into the new century while trying to forget many of the developments of the previous 100 years. That period witnessed the fall of the empire, the loss of the trading base and the nation's inability to adjust to a diminished role in the modern world - from colonial empire to member of the EC. But while the Family may have taken a right Royal battering, many of the other august institutions at the cornerstone of British life have muddled their way through with a stiff upper lip and a strong sense of protocol." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/england/

National Assembly for Wales __ Official Website. You will find news, public information, legislation, a who's who, statistics and much more. - illustrated - From National Assembly for Wales. - http://www.wales.gov.uk/index.htm

National Statistics Online __ You will find statistics about population, economy, industry, health, education, forestry and many more. - From Government of the UK - http://www.statistics.gov.uk/

Parliament Home Page | House of Parliament __ Official web page for the UK Parliament. You will find out about how Parliament works, follow bills through the process, learn about current appeals and recent judgments from the Judiciary, and find a directory of government officials. - illustrated - From UK House of Parliament - http://www.parliament.uk/


 
Scotland __ "Its people are feisty, opinionated and fiercely loyal. The country is wild, untamed and beautiful. The bad climate adds an edge to both. Buoyed by the continued irritant of England on its doorstep, Scotland has survived encroachment, brass-monkey weather and the annual influx of stand-up comedians arriving for the Edinburgh Festival." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/scotland/

The Scotsman - Scotland's national newspaper __ Online newspaper - illustrated - From Scotsman.com - http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/

Times Online __ Online newspaper - illustrated - From Times Newspapers Ltd - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/

UK onlineGov.UK __ Official website for the United Kingdom Government. It is your gateway to government and services. "The government-backed service UK online should not be confused with the Internet Service Provider UK Online." - illustrated - From Government of the United Kingdom - http://www.open.gov.uk/Home/Homepage/fs/en

UK Public Libraries on the Web__ Listing of regional and local public libraries with direct links to each. A great resource if you are doing localized or regional research projects. - From Sheila and Robert Harden - http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/square/ac940/weblibs.html
 
United Kingdom __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/uk.html

United Kingdom __ A good overview of the United Kingdom, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108078.html

United Kingdom __ A detailed overview of government, geography, people, economy, history plus a lot more. - From US Department of State - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3846.htm

United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works __ While there is a members only section, there is a lot of information available for free. In the "specialist" sections you can learn about topics as varied as archaeology and stained glass. There is also information about ongoing projects, awards given and more. - illustrated - From United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works - http://www.ukic.org.uk/

United Kingdom -- Primary Documents __ Online access to important historic documents related to the history of the UK beginning in antiquity through the present. A valuable resource for any researcher. - From Brigham Young University - http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/uk.html
 
United Kingdom Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/united-kingdom/

Wales __ "Wales is rolling moorlands, glaciated mountain areas, mellifluous male-voice choirs, very long place names, Rugby Union, 'Bread of Heaven', romantic castles, people with querying lilts, cheese on toast and old mining towns. Wales is also rampant deforestation, marching power lines and the gradual replacement of 19th-century mining ugliness with late 20th-century industrial playgrounds. The backbone behind this strange mixture of beauty and ugliness, poignancy and affliction is Welshness - a strength of spirit and character which despite centuries of neglect and attempted assimilation remains defiant." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/wales/

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Assembly __ "The Northern Ireland Assembly was established as part of the Belfast Agreement and meets in Parliament Buildings. The Assembly is the prime source of authority for all devolved responsibilities and has full legislative and executive authority." Find out more about its history and current affairs. - From Northern Ireland Assembly - http://www.ni-assembly.gov.uk/

Welcome to the Scottish Parliament __ Official Website. You will find news, public information, follow the progress of legislation, a who's who, statistics and much more. - illustrated - http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/ 


 

 

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