Template:Infobox European Union

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European Union
Circle of 12 gold stars on a blue background.
Motto: United in diversity[1]

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Anthem: Ode to Joy
An orthographic projection of the world, highlighting the European Union and its Member States (green).
Political centresBrussels
Luxembourg
Strasbourg
Official languages
Demonym European[4]
Member States
Leaders
 -  European Council Herman Van Rompuy
 -  European Commission José Manuel Barroso
 -  European Parliament Martin Schulz
 -  Council of the EU Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Denmark)
 -  High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton
Legislature Legislature of the EU
 -  Upper house Council of the EU
 -  Lower house European Parliament
Establishment
 -  Paris Treaty 23 July 1952 
 -  Rome Treaty 1 January 1958 
 -  Maastricht Treaty 1 November 1993 
 -  Lisbon Treaty 1 December 2009 
Area
 -  Total 4,324,782 km2 
1,669,807 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 3.08
Population
 -  2011 estimate 502,486,499 [5] 
 -  Density 116.2/km2 
300.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $15,788 trillion[6] 
 -  Per capita $31,548[6] 
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $17,960 trillion[6] 
 -  Per capita $35,887[7] 
Gini (2010) 30.4[8] (medium
HDI (2011) increase 0.856[9] (very high
Currency
Time zone (UTC+0 to +2)
 -  Summer (DST)  (UTC+1 to +3[10])
Internet TLD .eu[11]
Website
europa.eu
Calling code See list
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References

  1. Barnard, Catherine (August 2007). The Substantive Law of the EU: The four freedoms (2 ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 447. . 
  2. United in diversity. Europa (web portal). European Commission. URL accessed on 20 January 2010.
  3. European Parliament: The Legislative Observatory. Europa (web portal). European Commission. URL accessed on 20 January 2010.
  4. The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edn., Erin McKean (editor), 2051 pages, May 2005, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-517077-6.
  5. Total population as of 1 January. Eurostat. URL accessed on 23 October 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 IMF World Economic Outlook Database, September 2011. International Monetary Fund. URL accessed on 28 January 2012.
  7. Nominal 2011 GDP for the European Union & 2011 population for the European Union, World Economic Outlook Database, September 2011, International Monetary Fund. Accessed on February 13, 2012
  8. Distribution of family income – Gini index. The World Factbook. CIA. URL accessed on 2012-01-28.
  9. Calculated using data from member states. If considered as a single entity, the EU would rank 14th among the other countries.
  10. Not including overseas territories
  11. .eu is representative of the whole of the EU, member states also have their own TLDs