England

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Location: Western Europe, Great Britain

Bordering Countries: Scotland, Wales

Capital City: London

Other Main Cities: Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, York, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle, Bath, Sheffield, Exeter, Reading, Chester

Language(s): English

Population: 54 million+

Religion: Christianity (59.4%), Atheism (24.7%), No response (7.2%), Islam (5%), Other (3.7%)

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

National Airlines: British Airways

Known for: The Royal Family, afternoon tea, Tower Bridge, James Bond, sarcasm, humour, bulldogs, black cabs, red buses, red post boxes, shortbread, the Queen’s guards, fish and chips, weather, Elton John, Sunday roast, football teams, Rolling Stones, London Underground, The Beatles, Big Ben, cheddar cheese, Spice Girls, William Shakespeare, Wimbledon, pubs, Robin Hood, Bentley, Harry Potter, Queen, the accent, The London Eye, crumpets, Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace,

Celebrations and Festivals: Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day), The Queen’s Birthday, London Fashion Week, Movember, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Nottinghill Carnival (London), Glastonbury Festival (Somerset), British Summer Time (London), Reading Festival, Folk Festival (Cambridge), Secret Garden Party (Cambridgeshire), Camp Bestival (Dorset), BBC Radio 1 Music Festival (Exeter), Leeds Festival, Creamfields (Cheshire) Lovebox (, International Music Festival (Bath), Chelsea Flower Shoe (London), Royal Ascot (Windsor), Wimbledon Tennis Championship (London),

Fun Facts…

  • England is 59 times smaller than Australia however is 2.5 times more populous
  • There are over 300 languages spoken in England
  • England has the highest obesity rate in the European Union
  • French was once the official language of England
  • London was the first city in the world to have an underground system
  • Windsor Castle is the worlds largest and oldest royal settlement which is still in use
  • The National Anthem of the United States was composed by an Englishman
  • Buckingham Palace has it’s own police station
  • The English drink tea more than any other nation in the world
  • 25% of people living in London today were born abroad
  • Angel tube station in London has the longest escalator in Europe