United Kingdom Facts

  • Population: About 67 million people live in the United Kingdom.
  • Capital: London with 9 million inhabitants.
  • London’s transportation system is one of the oldest and largest in the world.
  • London houses more than 8 million citizens who communicate via different languages. It is estimated that more than 300 languages are spoken in the city.
  • Standing at 1,107 feet or 350 meters, London’s Shard is the 5th tallest building in Europe and made of 11,000 panels of glass.
  • Oxford University is the oldest higher education institution in the U.K.
  • The UK has only 15 National Parks, but they only cover 8% of British land.
  • London has over 170 museums.
  • British Library is the 2nd largest library in the world, housing over 150 million items.
  • The UK has 31 heritage sites under UNESCO protection.
  • More than 80 billionaires live in London making it the city with the highest number of billionaires in the world.
  • London has six orchestras – The Royal Philharmonic, The London Philharmonic, The BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Twice as Many People Visit London Every Year as Actually Live Here.
  • The United Kingdom imported USD 289,650 thousand from Ecuador in 2021, thus representing a surplus for the Ecuadorian trade balance.
  • Exports from the United Kingdom to Ecuador correspond  0.02% of total exports by 2021.
  • The main imported products from Ecuador are: fish, shrimp, fruits such as bananas, textile and vegetable fibers, cocoa and its preparations.
  • England as of 2021, registered USD 39,427.74 thousand in regards to Foreign Direct Investment in Ecuador, where the sectors that had the most activity were the mining sector, transportation, storage and communications and communal, social and personal services.