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Capital : London
Language :  English
Currency :  Pound sterling
Population : 65 110 000
Area : 242 495 km2

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 17% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 35 583 000 motor vehicles (549 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. In 2015, Britain was the first country in the world to pass a law allowing a born child to have three biological parents.

5. The movie Harry Potter was recorded in Oxford.

6. London is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of agglomeration.

7. The national top-level domain is .uk . There are over 10,344,620 websites with this extension.

8. The most popular pages with the .uk extension are google.co.uk, bbc.co.uk and amazon.co.uk.

9. Each police car has teddy bears that can be used to hare small children.

10. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is one of 12 monarchies in Europe.

11. In 2015, 16% of fatal accidents were caused by people driving under the influence of alcohol.

12. In this country there are over 394 428 km of paved roads, including over 3 519 km of expressways (0.6% of all roads in the world).

13. The country has 460 airports, 271 of the paved surface.

14. In this country there are more than 16 454 km of railway tracks.

15. Two British cities have subway lines (Glasgow and London).

16. Guinness is a popular drink in England.

17. Henry VIII founded the Church of England.

18. In the most expensive store (Harrod’s – founded in 1849) he bought A.A Milne clothes.

19. The British are against ID cards and prove their identity by showing a driving license or passport!

20. Only 21% of the entire population of Wales speaks the native language.

21. Wales is the land of the mythical King Arthur.

22. In the UK, over 55 billion tea bags are consumed annually.

23. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 13 Mb / s and the maximum 54.2 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

24. In the evenings, patrol helicopters fly over the fields in search of marijuana plantations.

25. Full name of the country – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

26. Political system – parliamentary cabinet.

27. In the UK, there are over 6.5 million crimes per year.

28. In Great Britain, Opel cars are produced under the name Vauxhall.

29. Great Britain is the only country in the world whose name does not appear on state postage stamps.

30. Contrary to popular belief, the famous Big Ben is not the name of the clock, but a 13-tone bell.

31. The British police don’t carry weapons.

32. The London Underground is over 400 km long (181 km underground).

33. It is used by 3 million people a day.

34. The Central Line of the London Underground is almost 55km long.

35. All race horses celebrate their birthday on January 1.


Geography in United Kingdom

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1. The country has the only botanical garden in the world with poisonous plants.

2. On the coast of Northern Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway, an amazing rock formation consisting of over 37,000 tightly arranged basalt columns.

3. Great Britain borders with such countries as Ireland 360 km.

4. London is the largest city in the European Union.

5. Great Britain is the largest island in Europe.

6. The lowest place in the country is The Fens – 4 m.p.p.

7. Edinburgh, Scotland was the first city in the world to have its own fire department.

8. Edinburgh was built just like Rome – on seven hills.

9. There are 283 mountains in the UK, over 900 m high.

10. Mount Everest was named in honor of the Welshman, Sir George Everest.

11. The country is 1.2 times smaller than Poland.

12. The longest river is Severn, 354 km long. It is 8 km longer than the Thames.

13. The highest peak is Ben Nevis, 1343 m a.s.l.

14. The record heat wave that hit Europe in 2003 killed 2,139 people in this country.

15. There is 171640 km2 of arable land in Great Britain (71% of the country’s area).

16. 28658 km2 of the country’s area is covered by forests (11.8%)

17. Wandering the wilderness you can come across plane wrecks from World War II. Under the law, no authorized person has the right to touch on other military equipment.

18. In England there is the largest inhabited castle in the world – Windsor Castle (floor area approx. 45,000m2).

19. One of the Scottish rivers is called “E”.

175. The nearest capital in a straight line from London is Brussels (Belgium) – 320 km.

176. The furthest capital city in a straight line from London is Wellington (New Zealand) – 18814 km.


Finance in United Kingdom

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1. The minimum wage is £ 6.7 (around PLN 39.4) per hour (2015 data).

2. The amount of income tax in the United Kingdom is 20%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 45%, and for companies 19% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.5%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 3 002 950 000 000 (12 852 626 000 000 PLN),
– in 2018 it is $ 2,622,000,000 (PLN 11,222,160,000,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 89.4% of GDP, which is about: $ 2 684 637 300 000 (PLN 11 490 247 644 000),
2018 year was 85 , 3% of GDP, i.e. around: $ 2,236,566,000,000 (PLN 9 572 502 480,000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 34,515 (PLN 147,724).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 9 219 million, ,
2018 is around: $ 8 237 425,000,000 .

9. The percentage share in the global economy of Great Britain in 2015 is 3.94% (for comparison, the share of Poland is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

10. This country has in 2018 more than $ 160 736 000 000 (PLN 687 950 080 000) of the foreign reserve (1.31% of all foreign reserves countries of the world).

11. The United Kingdom has 310 300 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in United Kingdom

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

2. Sticking a stamp with the image of the queen upside down on the envelope is perceived as treason.

3. The most absurd provision is a ban on dying inside the parliament building.

4. If someone knocks on the Scot’s home and asks to use the bathroom, the host must allow it according to the law.

5. The built-up area speed limit is 48 km / h (30 miles / h).

6. Outside of built-up areas, the speed limit on an ordinary road is 97 km / h (60 mph). and on highway 113 km / h (70 miles / h).

7. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

8. Women can go to pension at age 62 and 4 months, and men at age 65.

9. The pension in the UK is paid weekly, 113 pounds (about 665 PLN).

10. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 45%, and for companies 19% (2018).

11. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

12. In 1903, the United Kingdom introduced the obligation to register vehicles.

13. Great Britain is the only country in Europe that does not have an approved constitution.

14. There is a ban on selling your own items in public places. There is a penalty of restriction of liberty of up to 3 months, and a fine of 180 pounds.

15. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 16 (with the parents’ consent).

16. Every year, the minimum wage is increased by 70 pence.

17. The country is forbidden to collect mushrooms in the forest.

18. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 18 days.

19. The last death penalty was carried out in 1953.

20. The murder is only recognized after the conviction of the perpetrator. It is the only developed country that applies this practice.


Education in United Kingdom

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 12 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

3. The average IQ level is 100.

4. Education is compulsory, but the school itself is not. Children can study at home.

5. In a country that is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 648 000 people).

6. Oxford University is considered the most prestigious university in the world.


Work in United Kingdom

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1. The minimum wage is £ 6.7 (around PLN 39.4) per hour (2015 data).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is £ 2,070 (PLN 9,791).

3. The amount of income tax in the United Kingdom is 20%.

4. Women can go to pension at age 62 and 4 months, and men at age 65.

5. The pension in the UK is paid weekly, 113 pounds (about 665 PLN).

6. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4% .

7. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 45%, and for companies 19% (2018).

8. Every year, the minimum wage is increased by 70 pence.

9. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 18 days.

10. The work week is 38.2 hours.

11. Over half a million Britons are late for work every day. It is estimated that the UK economy is losing around 9 billion pounds a year.


Best in United Kingdom

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1. The population of the British Isles eats an average of 11 kg of chocolate per year. This is a world record.

2. The most absurd provision is a ban on dying inside the parliament building.

3. The tallest building in the UK is Shard in London, 306 meters high (73 floors). It was built in 2012.

4. Bear Gryls at the age of 23 as the youngest British climbed Mount Everest.

5. London is the largest city in the European Union.

6. The lowest place in the country is The Fens – 4 m.p.p.

7. There are 20% of all surveillance cameras in the world in Great Britain.

8. The largest airport in Great Britain is located in London. Annually, it is used by over 73 million people.

9. About 6.6 billion acres of land belongs to Queen Elizabeth II, which is 1/6 of the entire land area of ​​the world.

10. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

11. Scotland is famous for one of the best whiskey in the world.

12. Wales has the most castles in the world per square kilometer.

13. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch is the name of a city in North Wales, which translates as “The Church of Saint Mary in the hollow of White Hazel in the swift water stream,” added the Church of Saint Tysilio at the Red Cave. ” It is the longest name in Europe and one of the longest in the world.

14. The longest river is Severn, 354 km long. It is 8 km longer than the Thames.

15. The highest peak is Ben Nevis, 1343 m a.s.l.

16. In Scotland, the oldest known calendar of mankind has been discovered more than 10,000 years old.

17. The English are addicted to tea. They drink it the most in the world.

18. In England there is the largest inhabited castle in the world – Windsor Castle (floor area approx. 45,000m2).

19. Lowest temperature: -27.2 ° C was measured in Braemar.

20. Highest temperature: 38.5 ° C was measured in Faversham.

21. In the Scottish brewery Brewmeister Brewery Snake Venom (snake venom) with 67.5% alcohol was brewed.

22. The word “run” has up to 645 meanings.

23. In Scotland, the most red-haired people are born in the world.


Army in United Kingdom

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 5 place,
2018 > year – 6 place.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 250,000 professional and 180,000 reservists,
2018 year – 197 730 professional and 81 500 reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 400 tanks, 6200 > armored vehicles, 900 jet aircraft and 360 helicopters,
2018 year – 227 tanks, 5370 armored vehicles, 830 jet aircraft and 333 helicopters.

4. Expenses for the army:
2014 year – $ 53,000,000,000 (PLN 226,840,000,000),
2018 year – $ 50,000,000,000 (PLN 214,000,000,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 50 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style="color: green;"> 49 ships.

6. The United Kingdom has 225 nuclear warheads.


Society in United Kingdom

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1. 53 Englishmen have gathered a fortune greater than a billion US dollars.

2. In the UK, an average adult consumes about 11.6 liters of pure alcohol annually.

3. Most drink beer – 37%, then wine – 34%, spirit – 22%, and other alcoholic beverages – 7%.

4. In 2013, 1,770 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

5. Women can go to pension at age 62 and 4 months, and men at age 65.

6. The average IQ level is 100.

7. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 28.1 years old.

9. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.9 children.

10. In this country, more than 59 333 000 (2015) 63 061 419 (2018) people have access to internet (around 97% of the population).

11. About 38,000,000 (2015) 44,000,000 (2018) Facebook accounts were established.

12. The population density is 258 people / km².

13. Anglicanism is the main religion, 21%.

14. 500,000 Poles live in Great Britain.

15. 118 British citizens received the Nobel Prize.

16. In Great Britain, according to statistics, on average one person reads 45 minutes a day.

17. The average age of people living in this country is 40.4 years.

18. In this country there are approximately:
11,307,000 people (17.37%) in the age range 0-14 years.
42 248 000 people (64.9%) in the age range 15-64 years.
11 541 700 people (17.73%) over 65 years old.

19. In this country, approximately 792 000 children are born annually (1.2% of the population), and about 609 000 people die (0.9% of the population).

20. 89% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

21. About 25% of Londoners were born outside the UK. They speak over 300 different languages.

22. The English are addicted to tea. They drink it the most in the world.

23. In this country the average adult person smokes 63 cigarettes a month.

24. The average life expectancy in this country is 79.5 years (women – 81.7 years and men – 77.4 years).


Symbols of United Kingdom

1. National alcohol is wine, gin, Scotch whiskey, Irish whiskey, Single Malt Whiskey Welsh and Lager.

2. The national tree is Royal Oak.

3. National animals are a bulldog dog, lion, mute swan, mythical unicorn and dragon.

4. The national fruit is an apple.

5. The motto of the country – “God and my law”.

6. The flag of this country is a combination of the old flags of England, Ireland and Scotland.


Sport in United Kingdom

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1. Scotland is the home of golf.

2. The first attempts to organize “modern” Olympic games took place in Much Wenlock, England in 1850.


History of United Kingdom

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1. Bridget Driscoll, on August 17, 1896, was hit by a 7 km / h speeding car, becoming the world’s first car accident victim.

2. From December 5 to 9, 1952, a great smog prevailed over London that caused the deaths of over 12,000 people.

3. In a fire in London in 1666 during which half of the city burned down, only 6 people were injured.

4. In 1903, the United Kingdom introduced the obligation to register vehicles.

5. In 1922, the British Empire covered an area about twice as large as today’s Russia.

6. About 6.6 billion acres of land belongs to Queen Elizabeth II, which is 1/6 of the entire land area of ​​the world.

7. Edinburgh, Scotland was the first city in the world to have its own fire department.

8. Marconi’s first radio transmission in 1897 was between two points in Wales.

9. The first postage stamp in the world was sent in Great Britain in 1840.

10. This country was created on January 1, 1801.

11. The last person to be killed by beheading was a British man who committed suicide in 2003 by cutting his head off with a self-made guillotine.

12. The record heat wave that hit Europe in 2003 killed 2,139 people in this country.

13. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

14. Buckingham Palace was built in 1702 on the site of a brothel.

15. In the Middle Ages, the English often drank beer for breakfast.

16. The first telephone directory was founded in England in 1880. There were only 25 names in it.

17. The first hot chocolate was served in England in the early 1600s.

18. French was the dominant language in England from 1020 to the end of 1600.

19. The first attempts to organize “modern” Olympic games took place in Much Wenlock, England in 1850.

20. On September 2, 1666, a giant fire broke out in London, which destroyed about 2/3 of the city.

21. Great Britain is one of the 12 countries of the world that on April 4, 1949, after signing the North Atlantic Treaty, formed a political and military organization called NATO.

22. In the first week of World War II, over 700,000 dogs and cats were killed in Great Britain.

23. On January 10, 1863, the first underground line in the world opened in London. The wagons pulled steam locomotives.

24. Until 2007, there was a provision prohibiting insane, idiots, deaf and stupid people to vote in elections.


Language in United Kingdom

1. William Shakespeare has added about 1600 words to modern English.

2. In English, numbers from 1 to 999 do not have the letter “a” in the name.


Answers

What is the highest peak in Britain?

The highest peak in the UK is Ben Nevis (1344 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in the UK?

The longest river in the United Kingdom is the Severn River (354 km).

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in the UK?

The largest lake is Loch Lomond (71 km2).

answer: Marta


Which Great Britain has national colors?

National colors: red, white and blue.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is wine, gin, Scotch whiskey, Irish whiskey, Single Malt Whiskey Welsh and Lager.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

National animals are a bulldog dog. Lion. Mute Swan. mythical unicorn and dragon.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

National sport is football and cricket.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders the United Kingdom?

Great Britain borders with countries such as: Ireland 360 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 40.4 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 6.7 pounds per hour (data from 2015).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Great Britain?

The population density is 269 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

The motto of the country – “God and my law.”

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 38.5 ° C was measured in Faversham.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 27.2 ° C was measured in Braemar.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18. Beer or cider for a meal in bars from 16 years.

answer: Marta