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Country profiles - United Kingdom

Vademecum - Civil Protection

United Kingdom

Population: 61,113,205 (July 2009 est.)
Capital: London
Area: 244,820 km²

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Temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast

Types of disasters

The National Risk Register provides a summary of the threats to the UK.

List of emergencies