10 interesting facts about the United Kingdom

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Great Britain is a varied island, filled with stories, intriguing history and cultural traditions. 

These are some Interesting facts to prepare you for living in this historic country. It's time to improve your knowledge with interesting and downright fun facts about Great Britain.

Get ready to discover some new information!
 

 

  1. The population of London is estimated to be around 9 million people all of whom communicate via different languages. More than 300 languages are spoken in the city!
     
  2. London’s Shard Tower is the tallest building in the European continent, standing at 1,150 feet or 350 meters.
     
  3. Queen Elizabeth is the longest-reigning Queen in the world.
     
  4. J.K. Rowling was the first author writer to ever become a worldwide billionaire from her writings of Harry Potter.
     
  5. The British passports are issued in the name of the Queen, and as such, her excellence does not need to have one.
     
  6. French was the official language in the U.K., from 1066 to 1362 for almost 300 years.
     
  7. Shakespeare added approximately three-thousand words to the English language
     
  8. UK is a vast country, but no matter where you stay, you’ll never be further than 115 km from the sea.
     
  9. Great Britain and the United Kingdom are actually two different things. The United Kingdom includes Northern Ireland – but Great Britain doesn’t.
     
  10. It is estimated that there are more Indian restaurants in London than in Indian urban centres like New Delhi or Mumbai. UK residents once voted chicken tikka masala as the country’s national dish.

 

 

 

 

“I never knew that about Great Britain!”