Population: 60 million
Area: 250,000 square kilometers
Currency: Sterling (pounds), £1 is approximately $2 CDN (as of 2006)
When to go: Warmest from June to August, coldest from December to February
International airports: London Heathrow & London Gatwick
Paperwork: Canadians do not require visas to enter Britain as tourists; for work or study see www.britishhighcommission.gov.uk.
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