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United Kingdom

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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Area: 244,110 sq km

Two main islands: Britain and the northeast of Ireland. A union of four countries: England 103,400 sq km, Scotland 78,800 sq km, Wales 20,800 sq km, Northern Ireland 14,100 sq km. Also three small autonomous states that are dependencies of the British Crown: Isle of Man 588 sq km (in the Irish Sea); Channel Islands 194 sq km (Guernsey, Jersey).

Population: 62,129,818    Annual Growth: 0.54%

Capital: London

Urbanites: 90.1%

HDI Rank: 21 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 105 (28% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English; in Wales both English and Welsh. English is the primary language of 400 million in the world, as well as the major language of international communication for over 1.4 billion    Languages: 15 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

Christianity is increasingly marginalized by a hostile media and public mood. Christian morality and belief in the uniqueness of Jesus are labelled “intolerant”. Government regulations make it increasingly difficult to minister in the public arena. Many believe serious persecution is not far off. Pray that believers may recognize and address the decline of Christianity in the public sphere. Pray that they may recover confidence in the gospel and boldness and passion to share it – lovingly and unapologetically – with the majority who have little concept of its content.

     For an additional 15 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of United Kingdom.