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When people think of Great Britain they typically only think of England. And while England is the centerpiece of Britain, it's not the only country located within its borders. Britain has a rich history that reaches back ten's, if not hundreds of thousands of years and while it's impossible to sum it up in 300 words, here are five facts you may not know about Great Britain.
5 Facts You Might Not Know
Great Britain is a sovereign state made up not just of England, but also Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Each country has their own capital city, as well as their own right.
While the days where the Sun Does Not Set on the British Empire may be gone, the Brits do still have fourteen overseas territories. In the Caribbean and North American area, Britain has Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. In the South Atlantic Ocean Britain has Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, as well as South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Other territories around the world are the British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Pitcairn Islands, and the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
While they are looked at as one of the premier soccer countries in the world, England has not won the World Cup since 1966. Since then the English made the tournament semi-finals just once, in 1990. The last time a another country from Great Britain qualified for the World Cup tournament was Scotland in 1990.
London Heathrow Airport is ranked as the busiest airport in Europe and third busiest airport in the world. In 2011 Heathrow handled more than 52 million passengers, only ranking behind Beijing Capital International Airport (57 million) and Hartsfield'Jackson Atlanta International Airport (69 million).
The Channel Tunnel that runs under the English Channel connecting England and Paris is the longest undersea rail tunnel in the world. The Chunnel, as it is typically called, links Folkestone, England and Coquelles, France and travels a distance of 23,5 miles.

The capital of United Kingdom is London. The currency of United Kingdom is the Pound Sterling(GBP) Flag of United Kingdom

United Kingdom belongs to the European continent

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Airports in United Kingdom

London Heathrow Airport, Cardiff International Airport, Belfast - Aldergrove Airport, Belfast - Harbour, Eglinton - Londonderr, Birmingham - Airport, Coventry Airport, Staverton Private, Manchester Airport, Chivenor, Saint Mawgan, Lyneham, Boscombe Down, Portland - Rnas, Culdrose, Campbeltown, Swansea, Bristol - Lulsgate, Liverpool Airport, Luton Airport, Scilly, Saint Mary'S, Bournemouth Airport, Southampton - Weather Centre, Alderney - Channel Island, Shoreham Airport, Biggin Hill, London - Gatwick Airport, London City Airport, Farnborough, Southend-On-Sea, Lydd Airport, Manston, South East, Carlisle, Blackpool Airport, Humberside International airport, Walney Island, Leeds And Bradford, Hawarden, Newcastle International Airport, Tees-Side, East Midlands, Llanbedr, Shawbury, Valley, Woodvale, Kirkwall Airport, Sumburgh Cape, Wick, Aberdeen - Dyce, Inverness - Dalcross, Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Islay, Prestwick Airport, Benbecula, Scatsa - Shetland Island, Dundee - Riverside, Stornoway Airport, Perth - Scone, Tiree, Kinloss, Leuchars, Boulmer, Lossiemouth, Cambridge, Norwich International Airport, Stansted Airport, Yorkshire and Humberside, Sheffield City, Cranfield, Exeter Airport, Filton Private, Benson, Colerne, Wattisham, Brize Norton, Odiham, Middle Wallop, Disforth, Leeming, Church Fenton, Scampton, Wittering, Linton-On-Ouse, Waddington, Coltishall, Cranwell, Yeovilton, Plymouth - Roborough, Bentwaters Royal Air Force Base, Northolt, Cottesmore, Topcliffe Royal Air Force Base, Barkston Heath Royal Air Force Base, Marham, Kidlington, London Heathrow Terminal 5, London Heathrow Terminal 4, London Heathrow Terminal 3, London Heathrow Terminal 1, London Heathrow Terminal 2, Doncaster Airport, and Durham Tees Valley Airport

Leaders of United Kingdom

List of seas in United Kingdom

Sea of the Hebrides

The Country dialling code of United Kingdom is +44, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of United Kingdom is .uk

List of oil fields in United Kingdom (72)

Map of United Kingdom



Languages spoken in United Kingdom

English, Cornish, Dgèrnésiais, French, Irish, Jèrriais, Pitcairnese, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh

Car brands from United Kingdom

ABC, Aberdonia, AC, Adams, AJS, Albion, Allard, Alldays, Alta, Alvis, Andre, Arab, Argyll, Ariel, Armstrong Siddeley, Arrol-Johnston, Ascari, Aster, Aston Martin, Astra, Atalanta, Austin, Austin-Healey, Batten, Belsize, Bentley, Berkeley, Bond, Bristol, Britannia, British Salmson, Brough Superior, BSA, Buckler, Calthorpe, Caparo, Caterham, Clan, Connaught, Cooper, Costin, Crossley, CSC, Davrian, De Lorean, Deep Sanderson, Dellow, Diva, Dutton, Ecosse, Elva, Fairthorpe, Falcon, Farbio, Farboud, FBS, Frazer Nash, Frisky, Gilbern, Ginetta, GKN, GN, Gnome, Gordon-Keeble, Guy, Healey, Hillman, HRG, Humber, Invicta, Iota, Jaguar, Jensen, Jowett, Kieft, Lagonda, Lammas-Graham, Lanchester, Land Rover, Lea-Francis, Leader, Leidart, Light Car Company, Lola, Lotus, LTI, Marauder, Marcos, Marendaz, Maudslay, McLaren, Metrocab, Metropolitan, MG, Mini, Morgan, Morris, Napier, New Orleans, Noble, Ogle, Panther, Paramount, Peel, Peerless, Perry, Princess, Prodrive, Radical, Railton, Rapier, Raymond Mays, Reliant, Riley, Rochdale, Rolls-Royce, Rover, Royce, Ruston-Hornsby, Scott, Sheffield-Simplex, Singer, Spectre, Squire, Standard, Strathcarron, Sunbeam, Sunbeam-Talbot, Swallow Doretti, Tamplin, Thames, Tornado, Trident, Triumph, Turner, TVR, Ultima, Unicar, Unipower, Vale, Vanden Plas, Vegantune, Warren-Lambert, Warwick, and Wolseley

Animals native to United Kingdom / which animals live in United Kingdom?

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Airlines in United Kingdom

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Cruise operators from United Kingdom

European Waterways, P&O Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia, and Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of United Kingdom

54 00 N, 2 00 W
Related micronations
Copeman Empire
Lagoan Isles

Kilometers of coastline

12,429 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

241,590 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

3,230 square kilometers

Birth rate

10.67 / 1000 population

Death rate

10.09 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

1,700 sq km
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