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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom snapshot

Size: 244,820 km2

Population: 61.7 million

Year of EU Entry: 1973

In the Schengen Area: No

Protection Status Granted: 5,648 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (2004)

Resettlement Quota: 750 refugees/year

Resettled Refugees: 432 (2011)

Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from