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UNITED KINGDOM

AREA: 243.3 thousand sq km
POPULATION: 57,848,000
CAPITAL: London
LONGEST RIVER: River Shannon
HIGHEST MOUNTAIN: Ben Nevis 1,343 metres
MAJOR PRODUCTS: Dairy products (butter and cheese), meat, wool, cars, machinery, oil and gas, coal, whisky, cereal crops
CURRENCY: Pound (sterling)