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Quick Facts - United Kingdom

Capital: London
Political system: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 5 May 1949
Population: 62 989 551 (2012)     
Population density: 254.2 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): English
Non-nationals of total population: 7.2 % (2011)

Funding (2009)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 0.70 %     
Government expenditure on culture: N/A
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 78.63 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: N/A

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 2.06 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 26.98 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 13.58 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 67 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 136 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 2 724 USD (266 %     )


Cinema admissions per capita/year: 2.7 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 83.7 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 5/5/1955  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/7/2001  
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 07/12/2007

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