U.K. Factfile (data and symbols)

COUNTRY England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
POPULATION*
(estimated)

*the next Census takes place in 2011

ca. 56,000,000 ca. 5,420,000 ca. 3,125,000 ca. 1,871,000
CAPITAL CITY and its POPULATION London
(ca. 8,8 million in Greater London)
Edinburgh
(ca. 500,000 in the council area)
Cardiff
(ca. 1,000,000 in the urban zone)
Belfast
(ca. 585,000 in the Metropolitan Area)
LANGUAGE English English, Scots, Scottish Gaelic Cymraeg (Welsh), English English, Irish Gaelic
OFFICIAL FLAG england scotland wales uk 1200px-Ulster_Banner.svg
PATRON SAINT St George
(celebrated on 23 April)
St Andrew
(30 November)
St David
(1 March)
St Patrick
(17 March)
FLOWER SYMBOL(S)
OF THE COUNTRY
rose 2000px-Tudor_Rose_(Heraldry).svg thistle Scottish_Thistle_(Heraldry).svg daffodil Narcissus.calcicola.7114.jpg shamrock  Irish_clover
NATIONAL TREE oak Scots pine, heather oak oak
ANIMAL SYMBOL(S) lion lion, unicorn dragon Irish elk
HIGHEST POINT Scafell Pike (978 m) Ben Nevis (1344 m) Snowdon (1085 m) Slieve Donard (850 m)
LONGEST RIVER the River Thames (346 km)* River Tay (188 km) River Teifi (122 km)* River Bann (159 km)
LARGEST LAKE Windermere Loch Ness (by volume); Loch Lomond (by surface area) Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) Lough Neagh

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