Where is England?
England is in north-west Europe and is in the southern part of Great Britain. It is an island country and also part of the United Kingdom (UK).
England is the largest country in Great Britain and the UK. It is sometimes, wrongly, used in reference to the whole United Kingdom, the entire island of Great Britain, or indeed the British Isles.
Nearly 84% of the population of the UK lives in England, mainly in the major cities and metropolitan areas.
How far is England from mainland Europe?
England is only 35 km from France and is now linked by a tunnel under the English Channel.
What is the land like in England?
The south of England is mostly low-lying land, with hills and agricultural land and the north of England is mostly covered in moorland and mountains.
The National Flag of England

Country Facts

Dieu et mon droit (God and my right)
Cross of St George
National Day:
23 April
Geographic coordinates:
54 00 N, 2 00 W
129,720 sq km
50,085 sq miles
49,561,800 (2002)
Nationality :
English and British
Time Zone :
GMT/UTC 0 (Greenwich Mean Time (British Summer Time during daylight savings))
Temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current
Capital City:
Major Cities:
Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield
Anthem (Song):
God Save the Queen
Land of Hope and Glory
Official Language:
Main religions:
Church of England,
Sikh and
Pound Sterling (£)
Highest point:
Scafell Pike 978 m (3210 ft)
Lowest Point:
The Fens, 4.6 metres (15 feet) below sea level
Longest river:
Thames (346 km)
The Severn is officially Britain's longest river as it flows through both Wales and England.
Largest Lake:
Windermere (14.7 sq km)
Highest Waterfall:
Cauldron Snout (Cumbria) 60 metres (200 feet) high
Tallest Building:
1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf (London), 245 metres (800 feet) high
The busiest airport:
London Heathrow, with 53.8 million passengers.
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