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Capital and largest city:London Official language:English Area:Total243,610 km2 Population: 63,181,775 Government:Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
The official language is English but they also speak Scottish Gaelic.
The official languages are English and Irish.
The official languages are Welsh and English.
While English is the official language, Cornish is also recognized.
Children can begin nursery school at age 3 however, school is not required until age 5. Children begin the 1 st form when they are 5 or 6 years old. Secondary school begins at age 11.
Football is the most popular sport in the United Kingdom. London is also the home of Wimbledon:
The White Cliffs of Dover
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Now for some interesting facts about the United Kingdom.
The English are tea addicts : an Englishman drinks more tea than any person of any other nation (over twenty times more than Americans!).
The London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in the world and each rotation takes about 30 minutes.
Did you know that the River Thames, which flows through London, has over 200 bridges and 20 tunnels?
Big Ben is not the name of the entire building that contains the clock. The name is actually what the bell inside the tower is called. The structure is actually called St. Stephen's Tower.
While the Great Fire of London (1666) was largely destructive, the casualty rate was just 8. It is estimated to have destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the City's 80,000 inhabitants.
It’s considered treason to place a stamp bearing the King or Queen’s image upside-down.
25% of the people living in London today are born in another country.
There are 409 escalators in the London subways.
London hosted the 2012 Olympics. This was the first time a city has ever hosted the Olympics three times.
Traditional English Breakfast: sausage, beans, eggs, mushrooms, ham, and toast.
Fish and chips!
Scones, jam, and clotted cream.
Bangers and mash: sausage and mashed potatoes.
Yorkshire Pudding (batter made from milk (or water), flour and eggs baked in the oven)
London Bridge is falling down, Falling down, falling down. London Bridge is falling down, My fair lady.