Interesting England facts

September 6, 2009 | In: Countries facts

England is the second largest economy in Europe. It is the fifth largest economy in the world.

London used to be the largest and most influential city in the world. With a population of 12 million, it remains the largest city in Europe.

The world’s first public zoo first opened in 1829 in London.

Big Ben is more than an oversized clock tower!

During the height of colonization, Britain controlled Florida, Dominica, Bangladesh,Turks and Caicos Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Cuba,,Cayman Islands, St. Vincent, Grenadines, Grenada, , St. Lucia, Sri Lanka, , Barbados,Belize, Montserrat, Anguilla, Jamaica, Antigua, Barbuda, Bahamas, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Hong Kong, Fiji, , New Guinea, Trinidad & Tobago.

The Queen is the fifth longest serving British monarch. Only four other kings and queens in British history have reigned for 50 years or more.

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

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3 Responses to Interesting England facts



September 24th, 2009 at 3:15 am

It seems that tea consumpution is dropping though, thanks to Starbucks and take-a-way coffee. I can’t help but grin, when they tell me twenty years ago, in English coffee was ‘not done’, let alone that it wasn’t easy to find a cup of quality coffee. Must have been hell! ;)



September 30th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

This list is too short



August 5th, 2012 at 12:57 am

I agree the list is too short and you need a lot more simple facts for early primary school kids.

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