People [1]

People

Population 66,022,273 (2017)
Population Growth Rate 0.648 annual % (2017)
Age Dependency Ratio 56.81 % of working-age population (2017)
Urban Population 83.143 % of total (2017)
Infant Mortality Rate 3.7 per 1,000 live births (2017)
Life Expectancy at Birth 80.956 years (2016)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2017)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 318 billion kWh (2016) #12
Consumption 309 billion kWh (2016) #11
Exports 2.2 billion kWh (2016) #45
Imports 20 billion kWh (2016) #10
Renewable Electricity Generation 88 billion kWh (2016) #15

Oil

Ranking
Production 1,070 thousand bbl/day (2017) #19
Consumption 1,584 thousand bbl/day (2017) #15
Exports (Refined) [3] 699.7 thousand bbl/day (2013) #22
Imports (Refined) [3] 1,047 thousand bbl/day (2013) #12
Proved Reserves (Crude) 2.1 billion bbl (2018) #32

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 1,675 billion cu ft (2015) #22
Consumption (Dry) 2,796 billion cu ft (2017) #10
Exports (Dry) 398 billion cu ft (2017) #19
Imports (Dry) 1,660 billion cu ft (2017) #11
Proved Reserves 6.2 trillion cu ft (2018) #45

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 460 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 78,529,373 (2016 est.)
Highways 394,428 km (2009)
Internet Users 61,064,454 (2016 est.)
Railways 16,837 km (2015)
Telephones 33,510,796 (2016 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationWestern Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France
Total Area243,610 sq. km
Land Area241,930 sq. km
Water Area1,680 sq. km
Coastline12,429 km
Climatetemperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast
Terrainmostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast
Lowest PointThe Fens -4 m
Highest Point Ben Nevis 1,343 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 7/6/2018
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017