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

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United Kingdom facts

1. The country was created on January 1, 1801.
2. The population density is 258 people / km².
3. The country is 1.2 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Anglicanism, 21%.
5. The longest river is Severn, 354 km long. It is 8 km longer than the Thames.
6. Full name of the country – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
7. Political system – parliamentary cabinet.
8. There are 500,000 Poles living in Great Britain.
9. The highest peak is Ben Nevis, 1343 m above sea level.
10. The motto of the country – “God and my law.”
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11. About 25% of Londoners were born outside of Great Britain. They speak over 300 different languages.

12. The United Kingdom is the only country in the world whose name does not appear on state postage stamps.

13. Buckingham Palace was built in 1702 on the site of a public house.

14. The English are addicted to tea. They drink her the most in the world.

15. Contrary to popular misconception, the famous Big Ben is not the name of the clock, only 13-ton bell.

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

17. In the Middle Ages, the British often drank beer for breakfast.

18. The first telephone book was founded in England in 1880. There were only 25 names in it.

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

20. The French language was the dominant speech in England from 1020 to the end of the 1600s.

21. The British police do not carry a weapon.

22. The first attempts to organize the “modern” Olympic Games took place at Much Wenlock in England in 1850.

23. The University of Oxford is considered the most prestigious university in the world.

Autor: Turyst

24. Edinburgh in Scotland was the first city in the world to have its own fire brigade.

25. Scotland is the homeland of golf.

26. Scotland is famous for one of the best whiskeys in the world.

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

Autor: MR

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

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

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

Autor: MR

31. In Wales, there are the world’s largest castles per square kilometer.

32. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllogogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch is the name of the city in North Wales, which translates as “Church of Saint Mary in the white hazel hollow at the swift watercourse 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.

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

Autor: MR

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

Autor: MR

35. Education is obligatory, but the school itself is not. Children can learn at home.

Autor: Eliza

36. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 5 place,
      – 2018 year – 6 place.

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

38. 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.

39. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $53,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $50,000,000,000 .

40. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 the year was about 50 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 49 ships.

41. The United Kingdom has 225 nuclear warheads.

Autor: Wojak

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

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43. In each police car there are teddy bears that you can take care of small children.

Autor: Kasia

44. In this country there is the only botanical garden in the world with poisonous plants.

45. Bridget Driscoll On August 17, 1896, she was mortally struck by a 7km / h car, becoming the world’s first victim of a car accident.

Autor: Beata

46. Every year, the minimum salary is raised by 70p.

47. In this country, it is forbidden to collect mushrooms in the forest.

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

Autor: Paulina

49. Bear Gryls at the age of 23 as the youngest Briton earned Mount Everest.

Autor: Ewelinka

50. The flag of this country is a combination of ancient flags of England, Ireland and Scotland.

Autor: złotowłosa

51. All racehorses celebrate their birthday on January 1.

52. The word “run” has as many as 645 meanings.

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53. The British Empire in 1922 occupied an area about twice as large as today’s Russia.

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54. Over half a million Britons are late for work each day. It is estimated that the UK economy loses about £ 9 billion annually.

55. Until 2007 there was a record prohibiting insane persons, idiots, deaf and stupid voters in the election.

56. In Scotland, the reddish people are born the most in the world.

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

Autor: Żaneta

58. On September 2, 1666, a gigantic fire broke out in London, which destroyed about two-thirds of the city.

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

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60. The United Kingdom is the only country in Europe that does not have an approved constitution.

Autor: Milena85

61. There is a ban on selling your own items in public places. It is punishable by a restriction of freedom up to three months, and a fine of 180 pounds.

Autor: Milena85

62. In the London subway at Aldgate station, more than 1,000 victims of the plague epidemic in 1665 were buried.

Autor: Majka

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

Autor: Natalia

64. In Great Britain, over 55 billion tea bags are consumed annually.

Autor: Natalia

65. The London metro has a length of over 400 km (181 km underground).

66. 3 million people use it daily.

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

68. In the London metro, about 100 people commit suicide every year.

Autor: wMetrze

69. In Scotland, the oldest known calendar of people of over 10,000 years was discovered.

Autor: Tomek

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

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71. William Shakespeare added 1600 words to modern English.

Autor: Wanda

72. The last person who suffered death by beheading was a British who committed suicide in 2003, cutting himself off with a hand-built guillotine.

Autor: Sandra

73. From December 5 to 9, 1952, a great smog was maintained over London, which killed over 12,000 people.

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74. The stamp on the envelope with the image of the queen upside down is perceived as a betrayal of state.

75. The most absurd rule is the ban on dying in the building of the parliament.

76. If someone knocks at the Scot’s house and asks you to use the bathroom, by law the host must let him.

Autor: Aston

77. In London, you can buy ice cream called “Baby Gaga” produced from milk taken from women’s breasts. They cost about $20.

Autor: Zakręcona

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

Autor: Martyna

79. In the first week of World War II, over 700,000 dogs and cats were killed in the UK.

80. Brewmeister Brewery in Scotland brewed Snake Venom (snake venom) beer with as much as 67.5% alcohol.

Autor: Wiedźma

81. More restaurants with Indian dishes are in London than jointly in Delhi and Bombay.

Autor: Qna

82. Murder is recognized only after conviction of the perpetrator. It is the only developed country that uses this practice.

83. Wandering along the wilderness you can come across the wrecks of planes from World War II. Under the law, no authorized person has the right to touch other military equipment.

Autor: Sylwia

84. In a fire in London in 1666, when half of the city was burned, only six people were injured.

Autor: Eurola

85. The United Kingdom is the largest island in Europe.

Autor: Jelonek

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

87. London is the largest city of the European Union.

Autor: Grzegorz

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

Autor: Grzegorz

89. On January 10, 1863, the first metro line in the world was opened in London. The cars were pulled by steam locomotives.

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

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91. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is £ 2.070.

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

93. Retired women can go at the age of 62 and 4 months and men at the age of 65.

Autor: Daria

94. Retirement in the UK is paid every week, 113 pounds.

95. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4% .

Autor: Daria

96. Thirty-one Englishmen accumulated more than a billion US dollars.

97. The richest of them is Hinduja Brothers with assets worth over $14.5 billion.

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98. In Great Britain, an average person consumes about 11.6 liters of pure alcohol per year.

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

100. The most beer is beer – 37%, then wine – 34%, spirit – 22%, and other alcoholic beverages – 7%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

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

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

103. The average IQ level is 100.

Autor: EduKacJa

104. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 648,000 people).

105. In Britain, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 45 minutes a day.

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

107. The national fruit is an apple.

Autor: Kos

108. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

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109. The national tree is Royal Oak.

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110. In Britain, there are more than 6.5 million crimes per year.

Autor: Relik

111. Built-up speed allowed 48 km / h (30 mph).

112. Outside of built-up areas, the permitted speed on an ordinary road is 97 km / h (60 mph). and on fast-moving roads of 113 km / h (70 miles / h).

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

114. 17% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

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

116. The country has over 35 583 000 motor vehicles registered (549 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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

Autor: Marlène

118. In this country there are 460 airports, 271 with paved surface.

119. The largest airport in the United Kingdom is in London. Annually over 73 million people use it.

120. In this country there are over 16,454 km of railway tracks.

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121. In two British cities there are metro lines (Glasgow and London).

122. In London there are two metro lines with a total length of 436 km (315 stations). About 1.4 billion people use them annually.

Autor: Marlène

123. In this country, over 59 333 000 (2015) 63 061 419 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 97% of the population).

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124. Around 38,000,000 (2015) 44 000 000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

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

Autor: NET

126. The national top-level domain is .uk . There are over 10,466,420 websites with such an extension.

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

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128. This country has 2018 over year $160,736,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (1.31% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

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

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130. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $3,002,950,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $2,622,000,000,000 .

131. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 89.4% GDP, or around: $2 684 637 300 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 85.3% GDP, or around: $2 236 566 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $34,515.

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

Autor: Komornik

133. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Autor: Łasuch

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

Autor: VViki

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

136. In London there are more than 1 588 buildings with a height exceeding 35 meters.

137. There are currently 17 “skyscrapers” in London (buildings with a height of over 150 meters).

Autor: BobBudowniczy

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

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

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

Autor: medi

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

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142. 118 British citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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143. The United Kingdom is one of the 12 countries in the world that on April 4, 1949, after the North Atlantic Treaty was signed, formed a political and military organization called NATO.

Autor: Weteran

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

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

146. 10 women give birth to 19 children on average

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

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148. The country is around:
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.

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

Autor: Sara19

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

Autor: Klemens

151. In London, only 44% of residents are native Britons.

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

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153. In 1903, the obligation to register vehicles was introduced in Great Britain.

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154. In Oxford, the film Harry Potter was recorded.

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155. The record heatwave that struck Europe in 2003 killed 2,139 people in this country.

156. The percentage share in the global economy of the United Kingdom in 2015 is 3.94% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

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

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158. In Great Britain, there is 20% of all monitoring cameras in the world.

Autor: Luiza

159. Inhabitants of the British Isles annually consumes an average of 11 kg of chocolate. This is a world record.

Autor: Aneta

160. There are 171640 km2 of agricultural land in the United Kingdom (71% of the country).

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

162. 89% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

163. 28658 km2 of the country is covered by forests (11.8%)

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

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

166. The work week is 38.2 hours.

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167. The popular drink of England is Guinness beer.

168. The Anglican Church was founded by Henry VIII.

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

170. The British are opponents of ID cards, they confirm their identity by showing their driving license or passport!

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

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

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

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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

What is the national dish?
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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