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Capitale

nome: London
coordinate geografiche: 51 30 N, 0 05 W
differenza di tempo: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
note: applies to the United Kingdom proper, not to its overseas dependencies or territories

Indipendenza

12 Aprile 1927 (Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act establishes current name of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland); notable earlier dates: 927 (minor English kingdoms united); 3 Marzo 1284 (enactment of the Statute of Rhuddlan uniting England and Wales); 1536 (Act of Union formally incorporates England and Wales); 1 Maggio 1707 (Acts of Union formally unite England and Scotland as Great Britain); 1 Gennaio 1801 (Acts of Union formally unite Great Britain and Ireland as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland); 6 Dicembre 1921 (Anglo-Irish Treaty formalizes partition of Ireland; six counties remain part of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland)

Festa nazionale

the UK does not celebrate one particular national holiday

Costituzione

unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and practice

Suffragio

18 anni; universal

Ramo esecutivo

capo dello stato: Queen ELIZABETH II (da allora 6 February 1952); Heir Apparent Prince CHARLES (son of the queen, born 14 November 1948)
capo di governo: Prime Minister David CAMERON (da allora 11 May 2010)
cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the prime minister
elections: the monarchy is hereditary; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition usually the prime minister


Fonte: CIA World Factbook - Aggiornato a partire da Marzo 11, 2012