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United Kingdom: General facts

Political system: constitutional monarchyCapital: LondonTotal area: 242,500 square kilometresPopulation: approximately 63 million (2011 census estimate)Main language: EnglishCurrency: pound sterling

London is hosting the 30th modern Olympics(Source: SITA)

Political system: constitutional monarchy
Capital: London
Total area: 242,500 square kilometres
Population: approximately 63 million (2011 census estimate)
Main language: English
Currency: pound sterling

Topic: Foreigners in Slovakia


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