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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

Europe

UNITED KINGDOM

Europe

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Key facts

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

Government: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; note - the island of Great Britain includes England, Scotland, and Wales

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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