Name: The Acts of Union 1800 united the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland in 1801, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The name “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” was adopted following the independence of the Irish Free State, and the partition of Ireland, in 1922. The term Britain is often used as synonym for the United Kingdom.
Date of Membership in CCLEC: 1989 – Miami
Area: 242,495 km2 (93,628 m2)
GDP: $2.79 trillion
Population: 65,110,000 (2016 estimate)
Capital City: London
Official Language: English
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP; £)