England is the largest country in the United Kingdom. Other countries in the United Kingdom are Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Scotland is to the north of England and Wales is to the west. 

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England is connected to France by the Channel Tunnel (the second longest underground tunnel in the world).

Although it’s the largest country in the UK, it’s quite small when you look at it on the world map.

It might be small, but England has more than 55 million people living there! The capital city, London, is especially busy. The official language is English, but if you go for a walk down any London street you will hear many more languages. 

The River Thames is the longest river in England flowing for 215miles (346km). The River Severn is the longest river in the United Kingdom, running through England and Wales with a length of 220 miles (354km).

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Have you heard of Windermere? It’s England's largest lake and Scafell Pike is the highest mountain, it stands 3,209 feet (978m) high and is found in Cumbria.


What is England like?

England is known for being cold and grey. Many people in England travel to warmer countries for their holidays.


Colours of the flag

The colours of the flag are white and red.


Major Cities

London - the capital and largest city in the United Kingdom. It is most famous for the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge.

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Birmingham - is a great city for art, music and literature. Some of the most visited places are the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Manchester - a city of great architecture like the unusual shaped office building the ‘One Angel Square’ and the skyscraper ‘Beetham Tower’.


What is England famous for?

England is famous for fish and chips, Stonehenge, the Beatles, Harry Potter, and Shakespeare.