Here’s something that Jake may find somewhat amusing – the CIA World Factbook lists the UK as being “slightly smaller than Oregon“. So you can fit a country that is home to over 60 million people inside one US state whose own population doesn’t even top 3.5 million.
And yet the UK isn’t particularly overcrowded (despite what some right-wing politicians may tell you). We still have large areas of open countryside and places were only a handful of people live. That must mean that Oregon is very sparsely populated.
Incidentally, the whole of the UK would fit into Texas twice over with room to spare.
Other useful facts that you can pick up from the UK’s CIA World Factbook entry is that the full title of our country (as is printed on the cover of our passports) is “United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland”. But it’s generally just known as the “United Kingdom” or just “UK”. I’ve never seen it called “UKGBNI” before.