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Interesting Facts about United Kingdom

United Kingdom Interesting Facts

United Kingdom, officially The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about United Kingdom:

  • The most famous drink amoung the British is a tea.
  • More than 300 langauges are spoken in the United Kingdom.
  • The monument of Stonehenge which is located in the United Kingdom, is one of the oldest monuments in the world.
  • Golf was created in Scotland. Nowodays, it is considered as a national sport.
  • Queen Elizabeth was the longest-reigning Queen in the world.
  • The British royal family still resides at The Windsor Castle.
  • The shortest war in history was between United Kingdom and Zanzibar Sultanate in 1896.
  • BBC was created in the United Kingdom.
  • The oldest institution in the United Kingdom is an Oxford University.
  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllllandysiliogogogoch - it is the name of the city in Scotland. It is the longest name of the city in the world.
  • The UK has a lot of Indian restaurants.
  • There is no official religion in the United Kingdom.
  • There are only 15 national parks in the United Kingdom.
  • There is no active volcano in the United Kingdom.
  • Corante was the first British newspaper.
  • Royal wedding in the United Kingdom is a national holiday.
  • There are more than 170 museums in London.
  • London is the greatest city in the United Kingdom and the most expensive city to live in.
  • The United Kingdom is know for its rainy weather.
  • In the United Kingdom uou can often see pubs with the name Red Lion.
  • All horses in the United Kingdom have to have a passport.
  • Unique type of mosquito was discovered by scientists in the underground of London.
  • Football is one of the most popular sports in United Kingdom.
  • French was the official language in the United Kingdom for almsot 300 years (1066-1362).
  • United Kingdom is a home for the second largest library in the world. It contains 150 million items.
  • Shakespeare added approximately 3000 words to the English language.
  • The first speeding ticket was issued in the United Kingdom.
  • Killing a swan is illegal in the United Kingdom.
  • The United Kingdom (UK) shares land borders with only Ireland.

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