21 Facts About UK

Facts about the UK you did not know.

  1. The UK is a union of four nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
  2. The UK is home to the world’s oldest underground railway system, the London Underground, which opened in 1863.
  3. The official animal of Scotland is the unicorn.
  4. The UK is the birthplace of famous authors; William Shakespeare, J.K. Rowling, and Charles Dickens.
  5. The King of the United Kingdom is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth’s land surface.
  6. The world’s first public zoo, the London Zoo, opened in London in 1828.
  7. The Big Ben clock tower in London is actually the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock, not the tower itself.
  8. The River Thames, which flows through London, is the longest river in England.
  9. The UK is the second-largest consumer of tea per capita, just behind Ireland.
  10. The world’s oldest recorded town, Colchester, is located in England.
  11. The city of Liverpool is home to the Beatles, one of the most famous bands in music history.
  12. Brits have a deep affection for fish and chips, a classic takeaway meal of battered fish and chunky fries.
  13. Scotland is home to the Loch Ness Monster, a mythical creature said to inhabit Loch Ness.
  14. London’s British Museum holds the title of the world’s first public museum, established in 1753.
  15. With roots in the UK, English has become a global language spoken by over a billion people.
  16. The UK is famous for its castles, with over 1,500 castles scattered throughout the country.
  17. Standing guard at Buckingham Palace are the iconic figures in red coats and bearskin hats – the Queen’s Guard.
  18. The UK pioneered the world’s first postage stamp, the Penny Black, in 1840.
  19. The English-speaking world’s oldest university, Oxford, opened its doors in the 12th century.
  20. The UK is home to Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument dating back to around 3000 BC.
  21. The sport of football (soccer) originated in England in the 19th century and is now one of the most popular sports in the world.

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