50 Fun and Interesting Facts About England

FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ENGLAND

  1. England’s Highest Point is the Scafell Pike, standing at 3210 ft.

  2. The Lowest Point in England is the Fens, 15 feet below sea level.

  3. The Longest River in England is the Thames, 346 km However the Severn is Official Britain’s longest river.

  4. The Largest lake in England is Windermere, 14.7 sq km.

  5. England borders with Scotland and Wales, however, France is only 35 km away, England and France are linked by a tunnel under the English Channel.

  6. No Government or Parliament just for England, since 1707, when Great Britain was established.

  7. England national football team won the World Cup In 1966.

  8. Cheddar Cheese comes from England.

  9. England is split into 48 ceremonial counties.

  10. England is the most populated and biggest country in the United Kingdom.

  11. England is made up of many small islands, such as the Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly and Hayling Island.

  12. England Hosted Three Summer Olympic Games in 1908, 1948 and most recently 2012.

  13. The Capital City of England is London, England’s second capital in Birmingham followed by Manchester.

  14. Time Berners-Lee an English Computer Scientist is credited with inventing the Wolrd Wide Web, He donated the WWW to everyone to use for free.

  15. Passenger railways were started in England.

  16. England Inventions: the first computer, HTML, The seat belt, the hovercraft, the Industrial Spinning Machine and the World Wide Web, Among other things.

  17. The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution began in England.

  18. The Bank of England started in 1694.

  19. The official home of the British Monarch is Buckingham Palace in London, England.

  20. England has produced some of the most influential and important bands and pop artists, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and The Who.

  21. Norwich is the only city in England to have been named a “City of Literature” by UNESCO.

  22. The Queen is not allowed to set foot in the House of Commons.

  23. England was part of the shortest war in history. They fought Zanzibar in 1896 and Zanzibar surrendered after just 38 minutes.

  24. The highest temperature ever recorded in England was 38.5°C, in Brogdale, Kent, on 10 August 2003.

  25. English people consume more tea per capita than anybody else in the world.

  26. French was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362.

  27. British police do not carry guns except in emergencies.

  28. Nowhere in the UK is more than 70 miles.

  29. Famous English Scientists including Stephen Hawking, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Jane Goodall among many others.

  30. England Has Many Weird Village Traditions, such as cheese rolling.

  31. It Is A Criminal Offense to Stick A Postage Stamp To An Envelope Upside Down

  32. The only city in England to be named as a World Heritage City by UNESCO is Bath.

  33. The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, is head of state and does not govern the country.

  34. The London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in the world.

  35. The English and British Currency is called the Pounds Sterling ‘£’.

  36. The name “England” is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means “land of the Angles“.

  37. The Barbary Lion is a national animal of England.

  38. The red rose is widely recognised as the national flower of England.

  39. There is a limit of 12 minutes of commercials, per hour of television, in England.

  40. England has more Chickens than people.

  41. In England, it’s legal to consume alcohol on private premises from the age of 5.

  42. The Queen owns all unmarked swans in open water and she is the “officially appointed ‘Swan Keeper’ of England.”, this means harming a swan can land you in prison.

  43. London is the world’s largest financial centre.

  44. The world’s oldest public zoo was opened in London in 1828.

  45. The first public theatre built in England was called The Theatre.

  46. The Official Language of England is English.

  47. England’s National Day is St George’s Day, April 23rd.

  48. England is the second largest economy in Europe.

  49. The first building to overtake the Great Pyramid of Giza was the Lincoln Cathedral in 1280. It held the title of the highest construction ever built until 1884.

  50. London’s Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest airport in the world.

 

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  • Dyah Ayu Pamela
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    I think it will be nice if your article add some photos

    • David
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      It’s something i was thinking about but decided to keep the facts articles with text only 🙂

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