The Royal Family, tea at five, beautiful Nature and football. All those are characteristic of a country which is exceptional for its openness to modern global trends and yet maintains its centuries-old traditions. Great Britain is a country much sought after by people from all over the world, who mostly arrive here to find job opportunities. According to the statistics, foreigners represent nearly 8 % of the total population. The medical care in Great Britain is at a very high level regarding doctors’ qualifications, modern hospital equipment and the availability of medicines.Find out more »
In 1997, 39 people in Great Britain were admitted to hospital due to a tea cosy-related injury.
The first "Fish and Chips" restaurant was opened by a Jewish immigrant in 1860.
J. K. Rowling, author of the famous Harry Potter books, is the first person in the world to have managed to earn more than a billion dollars by writing books.
|Surface area||243 799 km2|
|Head of State||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Overall GDP||USD 2 678 billion|
|Number of citizens||64.1 million|
|of which % of foreigners||7.7 %|
|Number of hospital beds||3 beds/1 000 citizens|
|Average life expectancy||80 years|