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Capital: Londres Population: 63,0 mln Superficie: 244.820 km2 Langues:
Anglais, dialects régionales
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King Canute the Great was ruler of an empire that included England, Denmark, Norway and parts of Sweden. Legend has it that, tired of hollow flattering from his courtiers, Canute had his throne carried to the seashore in England and sat on it as the tide came in, commanding the waves to advance no further. When they didn't, he had made his point that, though the deeds of kings might appear great in the minds of men, they were as nothing in the face of God's power
Exact population: 63,047,162 (July 2011 est.) Literacy: Total population: 99% (2000 est.); male: NA%; female: NA% Ethnicities: White (English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001 census) Land boundaries: Total: 360 km; border countries: Ireland 360 km Terrain: Mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast Extremes: Lowest point: The Fens -4 m; highest point: Ben Nevis 1,343 m Imports: Germany 13%, US 9.3%, France 7.4%, Netherlands 6.6%, Belgium 4.9%, China 4.3%, Italy 4.3% (2004) Exports: US 15.3%, Germany 10.8%, France 9.2%, Ireland 6.8%, Netherlands 6%, Belgium 5.1%, Spain 4.5%, Italy 4.2% (2004) Industries: Machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, and other consumer goods