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Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom
Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom

Tower Bridge

Sir Horace Jones – the architect behind Tower Bridge shaped some of the most iconic buildings in Victorian London including Leadenhall Market, Smithfield Market and Billingsgate Market.
Photo by Susan Q Yin

UNITED KINGDOM

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UNITED KINGDOM

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    Capital:London

    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

    Currency:British pounds (GBP)

    Area:243,610 sq km

    Population:67.081 million United Kingdom (June 2020 est.)

    Languages:English

    Religion: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.)

    TimeZone:UTC 0

    Tel Code:+44

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