21 facts about England

11.The British are ranked 2nd among all tea–drinking nations, with about 165 million cups consumed per day.
The Irish hold first place.
12.For 20 years, there were no dustbins on the streets of London.
All trash cans were removed due to the bomb threat by the Irish Republican Army.
13.The name Big Ben comes not from the clock but the bell placed on the tower of the Palace of Westminster.
The palace is the seat of the United Kingdom Parliament.
14.Traditional British cuisine includes meat served with potatoes or various vegetables.
The most commonly consumed meat is beef, lamb, pork, and fish (hence the famous fish and chips).
15.England has given birth to great musicians.
Some of the most famous include the Beatles, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Black Sabbath, The Cure, Radiohead, The Sex Pistols, and Led Zeppelin.
16.England is one of the 76 countries with left-hand traffic.
17.For almost 300 years, French was the official language in England.
After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the French occupied English posts and offices until 1362. However, English continued to be widely used by citizens.
18.The English language is spoken by about 1 billion people around the globe.
This makes it the most global language in the world.
19.Windsor Castle, an official residence of the Royal Family, is the oldest and the largest permanently inhabited castle in the world.
20.The first underground railway system was the London Underground, which opened in 1863.
21 facts about England

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