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United Kingdom
Uk-flag.png
  CapitalLondon
  Land Area241,930 km2
  Population65,761,117 (2020 estimate)
  Apple Stores38 (2020)

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or UK, is an island country located off the north­western coast of continental Europe. The capital and largest city is London.

Statistics

The land area of the United Kingdom is 241,930 km2. As of 2020, the population is estimated to be 65,761,117, with 84% from England, 8% from Scotland, 5% from Wales, and 3% from Northern Ireland. [1]

Apple in the United Kingdom

Apple's UK and Ireland headquarters is presently located at the Hollyhill Industrial Estate in Cork, Republic of Ireland. In 2016, Apple announced plans to open a new UK headquarters at Battersea Power Station in London, which is in the process of being refurbished by 2021. Apple intends to occupy all 6 floors of office space, containing about 500,000 square feet (46450 m2) of room for 1,400 employees.[2][3][4] However, in 2019, Apple leased over 100,000 square feet (9,290 m2) at 22 Bishopsgate to consolidate its London staff who are believed to be working on Apple Pay. The space at Bishopsgate is also part of Apple's contingency plan in case the refurbishment at Battersea is delayed.[5]

The first Apple retail store in the United Kingdom (and Europe) was opened on 20 November 2004 at 235 Regent Street in the West End of London.[6] As of 2020, 38 Apple Stores have been opened in the United Kingdom, more than any other European nation.[7]

References

  1. United Kingdom. The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved on May 18, 2020.
  2. Apple to house 1,400 employees at London's restored Battersea Power Station starting in 2021 by Neil Hughes, AppleInsider. 2016-09-28.
  3. Revealed: Apple to create stunning new London HQ at Battersea Power Station (28 September 2016).
  4. Apple plans its new London Campus, Ongreening. 2016-10-28.
  5. Apple leasing 100,000 square feet of space in London, AppleInsider. 2019-10-21.
  6. Apple to Open First Retail Store in Europe on London’s Regent Street Saturday, November 20, Apple Computer. Accessed 2004-11-18.
  7. Apple Retail Stores, United Kingdom, Apple Inc. Accessed 2020-05-11.

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