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Facts About England

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.” The city of London has a population of approximately 12 million people, making it the largest city in all of Europe. 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. 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. The average summer temperature in England only reaches about 60 degrees. 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 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.