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  • 13 December 2012
  • From the section Europe
Advent procession in Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire
Advent in Salisbury Cathedral: Traditionally England's main religion, Christianity has been joined by a plethora of other faiths as a result of immigration
  • Status: Part of United Kingdom
  • Population: 51.45 million (2008 official estimate)
  • Capital: London
  • Area: 130,395 sq km (50,346 sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 82 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 pound sterling = 100 pence
  • Main exports: Manufactured goods, chemicals, foodstuffs
  • GNI per capita (UK figure): US $45,390 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Internet domain: .uk
  • International dialling code: +44