Facts about England
England is a constituent country of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea is to the northwest of England, and the Celtic Sea is to the southwest. England is separated from the rest of Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south.
The name England comes from the Old English name “Englaland,” which means “Land of the Angles.”
The English drink more tea than most other cultures, including the Japanese. Irish people drink more tea than English people.
“English” is the official language of England.
In English pubs and bars, you can drink but not get drunk.
England currently has a population of approximately 66,573,504 people.
For twenty years, there were no trash cans in London due to IRA bombings.
The Pound Sterling is the official currency of England.
The escalator rule in London Tube stations used to be’stand on the right,’ but it was thankfully repealed in 2015.
The capital of England is London.
Road signs in the United Kingdom can be perplexing. If you see the Red Ring of Death, it usually means that there are no vehicles on the road, except for bicycles being pushed by pedestrians.
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British monarch in London.
Queuing is very important in British culture, and it is uncommon to see someone skip a line. We’ve all heard that queue jumping is impolite, but it’s illegal in one place in England: London’s Transport ticket machines. You could be fined up to £1000 if you skip the line to buy your ticket.
The United Kingdom’s most populous country is England.
Much of England’s land is flat, particularly in the south. There are mountains in the north, but they are all less than 1000 meters in elevation. Scafell Pike in the Lake District National Park is the highest point in England, rising 978 meters above sea level.
The River Thames is England’s longest river.
England is home to some of the world’s best universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Many world-renowned politicians, scientists, and novelists have graduated from universities in this country. Aside from that, England is the birthplace of many scientists who have had a significant impact on the world.
In Brogdale, England, the highest temperature ever recorded was (101.3°F).
Despite the fact that there are many traditional dishes in England, such as Yorkshire Pudding, Fish and Chips, and Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Tikka Masala is widely regarded as the country’s national dish, despite the fact that it originated in India.
The Barbary Lion is England’s national animal.
There are no plug sockets in any bathroom in England or the United Kingdom. Sockets are not permitted in bathrooms or shower rooms unless they are installed at least three metres away from the sink, bath, or shower due to health and safety regulations.
The red rose is England’s national flower.
No British monarch is permitted to enter the House of Commons, the UK parliament. This rule was established in 1642, when King Charles I stormed into the House of Commons and arrested five members. The attempt failed, and the monarch has since been barred from entering parliament.
In England, there are approximately 30,000 people with the surname “John Smith.”
Scones, a type of pastry, are popular in British culture and are typically served with jam, cream, or butter. However, the English can’t seem to agree on whether to put jam or cream first. In Cornwall, you should spread the jam on your scone first, whereas in Doven, you should spread the butter or cream on first.
In 1896, Zanzibar and England fought the world’s shortest war.
Many people believe that France invented Champagne in 1697, but I am here to tell you that an English scientist discovered “how to put the fizz into sparkling wine” 30 years earlier. Champagne is a sparkling wine that is named after a region in France.
The cheese rolling competition is one of England’s most charming traditional events.
The distance between England and France is only 34 kilometers (21 miles), and the countries are linked by the Channel Tunnel, which opened in 1994.
The Isle of Wight is England’s largest island.
Following the industrial revolution, which began around 1760, England became the first industrialized nation.
Windermere is England’s largest lake.
Tim Berners-Lee, an English computer scientist, is credited with creating the World Wide Web.
The highest mountain in England is Scafell Pike, which stands at approximately 978 meters (3,209 feet).
There have been a number of influential English authors, the most well-known of whom is William Shakespeare, who wrote classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Hamlet.
There are over 50,000 Christian churches in the country.
Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in England, but cricket and rugby also have large fan bases.
“The Theatre” was England’s first public theater.
Summer Olympic Games were held in London three times: in 1908, 1948, and 2012.
England’s most important export is beef (30% of all food and drinks).
London was separate from Westminster in the 1600s, but rich people built houses on the Thames between the two cities.
From 1066 to 1362, French was the official language of England.
The Bank of England as we know it today was established in 1694.
From the age of five, it is legal in England and Wales to consume alcohol on private property.
A woman from Northern England possesses four functional color cones.
The Wembley Stadium has the most restrooms of any single structure.
The King’s School in Canterbury, England, is the world’s oldest operating school.
J. was born a year ago. K. Rowling had more money than the Queen of England.
The Queen of England has the authority to veto any law that she does not agree with.
Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetlands Trust is the world’s largest and most diverse wildfowl conservation organization.
Mother Shipton’s Cave is the oldest recorded tourist attraction in England.
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