Great Britain

Great Britain is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of  continental Europe. Great Britain is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. In 2011, the island had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and  Honshu in Japan. The island of Ireland is situated to the west of it, and together these islands, along with over  1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the  British Isles archipelago.

Official language – English.

Capital – London.

Area – 209,331 km2.

Population – 60,800,000.

Form of government – Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential republic.

Currency – Pound sterling.

ISO Code – GB.

IOC Code – GBR.

Time zone – GMT (UTC) summer (DST) BST (UTC+1).