The majority of the population is English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish. However,
Britain is an extremely diverse nation with a strong culture of racial integration
Religion : Most people are Christian (71%), although all other religions including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism are freely practised. About 23% of Britain follow no particular religion.
Government : The UK is a constitutional monarchy that is a representative democracy, where Queen Elizabeth II is recognized as the head of state, and the elected Prime Minister – Gordon Brown – is the head of government.
Economic profile : The UK is a leading trading power and a financial centre. Agriculture is an important industry and highly efficient. Primary energy, like coal and oil, are major contributors to the economy, but services like banking and insurance are the greatest contributors.
Currency : Britain’s unit of currency is the Great British Pound (sterling) – GBP. The symbol for the pound sterling is £.
Time Diff : London 4 hrs 30 min behind IST
Climate : Britain has a fairly temperate climate and is sometimes overcast. The weather can vary greatly from day to day, but generally summer (June-August) is a warm 14-25 °C, and winter (December-February) is a cool 1-4 °C.