Ten fun facts about United Kingdom


Fact 1
The English are the world's tea addicts--they drink more than any other nationality.

Fact 2
The English language may have originated from the United Kingdom, but for 300 years, French was England's official language.

Fact 3
The world’s earliest railways were invented by the English.


Fact 4
Big Ben does not refer to the world clock. It refers to a bell. The tower is known as St. Stephen's Tower.

Fact 5
The "London Bridge is falling down” nursery rhyme may be based on its history, when it was destroyed by Saxons.

Fact 6
There are more chickens than humans in the United Kingdom.

Fact 7
United Kingdom's Buckingham Palace was actually built on the site of an infamous brothel.

Fact 8
The "average" UK citizen eats fish and chips during Fridays and drives a Ford Focus.

Fact 9
According to a UK law, all unclaimed swans belong to the Queen and killing these swans amount to treason.

Fact 10
Except in emergencies, British police do not carry guns.


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Short about United Kingdom
Is a sovereign state located in the north-western coast of Europe.It consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


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Population
64,105,700

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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