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300 miles to the west of Scotland is uninhabited because it's merely a piece of granite and the rock is disputed by the those Cod stealing Danes and Icelanders. Our victorious navy planted a flag on it in 1955. It wasn't quite a Port Stanley moment.

Also, a mile of the coast of Ross and Cromarty you will find the lsland of Gruinard, for the longest time contaminated by wartime anthrax experiments. The island is worth a look, through a long telescope!

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

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Some Facts

United Kingdom population 66,485,633 as of Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

The United Kingdom (UK) comprises four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Great Britain or Britain: refers to England, Wales and Scotland and all the surrounding islands but not N. Ireland.

Various other islands such as the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark) and the Isle of Man are Crown Dependencies which are self governing.

Jersey pop. 100,100 (2014)

Guernsey pop. 65,570 (2007)

Wales population is 3,188,203.

 

Northern Ireland population 1,788,400.

 

Scotland's population 5,254,800. includes:

Shetland islands, 22,300 pop. living across 15 islands. (2011 census)

Orkney Islands, 70 islands, of which 20 are inhabited, 21,349 pop. (2011 census)

Hebrides Islands, the islands' total population  at the 2011 census was 27,684.

 

 

 


Ethnic composition of the UK

 

Ethnic group

2011

2001–2011

Number

%

White: Total

55,073,552

87.17%

 1.70%

Irish Traveller

63,193

0.10%

Asian British: Total

4,373,339

6.92%

 69.58%

Indian

1,451,862

2.30%

 37.82%

Pakistani

1,174,983

1.86%

 57.09%

Bangladeshi

451,529

0.71%

 59.51%

Chinese

433,150

0.69%

 75.08%

Asian Other

861,815

1.36%

 247.98%

Black or Black British

1,904,684

3.01%

 65.80%

British Mixed

1,250,229

1.98%

 84.64%

Other: Total

580,374

0.92%

Total

63,182,178

100.00%

 7.47%