Interesting and amazing united kingdom facts and info-facts about england

By | June 21, 2016

Interesting and amazing united kingdom facts and info-facts about england

 

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the
United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.Read some
Interesting and amazing united kingdom facts and info-facts about England

Interesting and amazing united kingdom facts and info-facts about england

Interesting and amazing united kingdom facts and info-facts about england

 

  • The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth’s land surface.
  • In the UK, if you reach your 100th birthday, you get a personalised card from the Queen.
  • In the U.K., it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.
  • In the UK, all horses, ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport.
  • The first telephone directory published in England contained 25 names.
  • In the Medieval Times, animals can be put on trial for crimes (and be sentenced to death!).
  • The stone circle at Avebury is the largest in the world. It was built between
    5300 and 4600 years ago and covers 11 ha (28 acres).
    The outer circle is surrounded by a bank and ditch long of 1.5 km (1 mile).
  • London has been called Londonium, Ludenwic, and Lunenburg in the past.
  • 16% of UK’s restaurants are located in London.
  • London hosting the 2012 Olympics is the first time a city has ever hosted the Olympics three times.
  • William the Conqueror ordered everyone to be in their beds by 8 pm.

Also read: – facts about U.S.A

  • The English invented the world’s earliest railways.
  • Among European countries, only Ireland and Finland have a higher rate of heart attacks than Britain.
  • The first fish and chips restaurant was opened in 1860 in London by a Jewish immigrant named Joseph Malin.
  • About 30% of today’s Londoners were born outside the United Kingdom.
  • English Cockneys call the telephone “dog and bone” and a wife “trouble and strife.”
  • Among the three ghosts said to haunt Athelhampton House, one of them is an ape.
  • Oxford University once had rules that specifically forbade students from bringing bows and arrows to class.
  • Six of the 10 wettest counties in the UK are in Scotland. Almost every low-pressure system
    that barrels east out of the North Atlantic passes over Scotland.
  • On the chilly day of his execution, England’s dethroned King Charles II reportedly wore
    two shirts to avoid shivering and being regarded as a coward.
  • The population of the UK is estimated to be around 63 million (England: 53 million,
    Scotland: 5.3 million, Wales: 3 million, Northern Ireland: 1.8 million).
  • English is spoken throughout the UK, but there are other official languages too, such as Welsh,
    Scots and Gaelic.
  • The main religion in the UK is Christianity. However, the UK is a multi-faith society where other
    religions are widely welcomed and accepted.
  • It is illegal to carry self-defense CS gas sprays, guns or stun guns. There are also very strict
    laws and penalties around carrying knives.
  • The currency of the UK is pounds sterling.
  • The United Kingdom consists of England, Wales, Scotland (which together make up Great Britain) and Northern Ireland.

These are Interesting and amazing united kingdom facts and info-facts about england

ALSO READ :- FACTS OF EGYPT

If you like this post then share it.

Leave a Reply or Your Suggestions