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Where is England?
England is a part of the United Kingdom (UK)
The country of England is one of the world's most famous, and wealthiest. There are many facts about England that you may not know. For example, the country is 74 times smaller than the United States! The people of England consume more tea per capita than in any other country in the world, which can be explained by their well known breaks, called “tea times.”
England is the most populated country in the United Kingdom. The other countries that make up the United Kingdom are Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
England is only 35 km from France and is now linked by a tunnel under the English Channel.
The capital city of England is London. Other major cities include Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Newcastle and Leeds.
The city of London has a population of approximately 12 million people, making it the largest city in all of Europe.
The longest river found entirely in England is the River Thames, it flows through London and is slightly shorter than the River Severn at around 346 kilometres (215 miles) in length. Westminster Bridge
England has a large economy and uses the pound sterling as its currency.
English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee is credited with inventing the World Wide Web.
The official London home of the British monarch (king or queen) is Buckingham Palace.
Her Majesty The Queen's title in the United Kingdom is: 'Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'.
There has not been a Queen of England since 1603. Elizabeth I was the last ever King or Queen of England. From 1603, the monarch, although living in England, has been known as either the Monarch Great Britain (as Queen Anne was) or of the United Kingdom (as Queen Victoria was).
England is famous for its Castles and Historic houses Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence still in use.
Most police officers in England do not carry guns with them unless it is an extreme emergency.
The oldest zoo in the world opened in England, in the city of London in 1828.
England is famous for an ancient circle called Stonehenge. It is the most important prehistoric monument in England.
In Medieval England, beer (or ale) was a common breakfast beverage.
Shoelaces were invented in England in 1790.
England is home to the famous rock and roll band the Beatles, as well as the Rolling Stones and many other rock bands.
Some other interesting facts about England include soccer (known as football) is the country's most popular and well loved sport.
Some of the most common indigenous animals in England include foxes, otters, badgers, blackbirds, and sparrows.
England is famous for the legend of Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest and its notorious sheriff.
Some of England's most popular dishes have unusual names such as spotted dick, bangers and mash, or toad in the hole.
Many people from other countries claim that England has the worst food choices, but natives of England will definitely disagree.
The world's most famous playwright, William Shakespeare, is a native of England, as well as such famous authors as J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dickens, HG Wells, and many more.
The author of the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling, was born in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England.
Famous English scientists include Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking among many others.
England has some of the most famous universities of the world like Oxford, Cambridge and London universities.
The city of Bristol is known as “the Seattle of England” because of its youth culture and booming fashion reputation.
There are many other wonderful facts about England to explore and learn about, so you can delve into the many aspects of this beautiful country.
1. Which significant figure appears over the entrance to Westminster Abbey?
Mahatma Gandhi Margaret Thatcher John F. Kennedy Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is part of a statue series titled "Martyrs of the 20th Century" above the Great West Door entrance.
2.What is the name of the huge modern Ferris wheel overlooking the Thames in downtown London?
Thames Wheel Westminster Wheel London Eye St. George's Circle
The London Eye stands 443 feet high and is suspended over the Thames River by a huge metal V; It was built in 1999. It is also known as the Millennium Wheel
3. Who are the only people allowed to touch the Stonehenge monument?
Druids Freemasons English citizens English royalty
The druids come to worship at Stonehenge during every Solstice and touch the stones in their ceremony. The regular tours of Stonehenge restrict tourists to a wide perimeter around the monument.
4. Who founded the town of Bath?
The French The Romans The English The Italians
The Romans built their baths there after conquering some of the British Isles. The Romans built baths in many places. Bath is perhaps the best known, and certainly the baths here are the best remaining.
5. Who became Queen of the United Kingdom in 1952?
Elizabeth I Elizabeth II Elizabeth III Elizabeth IV
Elizabeth is Queen of 16 different countries including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the Bahamas.
6. Whose statue appears in the park opposite Big Ben and Parliament?
Tony Blair William Shakespeare Guy Fawkes Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln is part of a series of statues on "The Founders of Democracy" which also includes Winston Churchill.
7. Which saying warns travelers not to slip when boarding the London Underground?
Mind the Gap Beware the Break Watch the Crevice Keep Sight of the Rail
"Mind the Gap" has become a symbol of London and appears on everything from coffee mugs to toilet seat covers.
8. What is the name of the Queen's birthday parade?
March to Glory Buckingham Processional St. George's Crusade Trooping the Colour
Trooping the Colour During the June parade, the Queen rides in an open-air carriage after a long procession of multiple ranks of her guards.
9. What is the name of the bell inside Elizabeth Tower?
Lord Nelson's Bell Liberty Bell Big Ben Fawkes Bell
Many people think that "Big Ben" is the name of the clock, but it is in fact the name of the bell.
10. What is the address of the Prime Minister of the U.K.?
14 Salisbury Row 12 Main Street 10 Downing Street 156 Parliament Place
10 Downing Street is also known as "the House at the Back"; a huge metal gate guards the entrance to Downing Street.
11. Which midlands city is known for its association with Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest?
Lincoln Mansfield Nottingham Birmingham
Sherwood forest used to extend from Nottingham to York and the North East coast of England, but Nottingham still preserves some of the forest, including the Major Oak, and nearby a man buried in AD1100 who was 6 foot 6 tall has been found and is thought to be 'little John'.
12. This capital city has areas named Swiss Cottage, Elephant and Castle, Piccadilly Circus and Crouch End?
Edinburgh Belfast London Cardiff
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