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LARGEST BRITISH COUNTRY

England is the largest and southernmost country in the United Kingdom on the isle of Britain with 48 counties (shires). London, the UK’s capital city, lies in the southeast of the country.

Regions and Counties of England

Capital City

Greater London

20 outer boroughs + 13 inner boroughs:
City of London
+ City of Westminster + Kensington and Chelsea + Hammersmith and Fulham + Camden + Islington + Hackney + Tower Hamlets + Greenwich + Lewisham + Southwark + Lambeth + Wandsworth

Southern England

Southwest

Cornwall + Devon + Dorset + Somerset (Bath) + Bristol + Gloucestershire (the Cotswolds) + Wiltshire (Stonehenge & Avebury)

Southeast

Hampshire + Isle of Wight + Oxfordshire (Oxford University) + Berkshire + Buckinghamshire + Surrey + Kent (Dover) + West Sussex + East Sussex (Brighton)

East of England

Bedfordshire + Hertfordshire + Essex + (East Anglia): Cambridgeshire (Cambridge University) + Norfolk (Norwich) + Suffolk

Midlands

West Midlands

Herefordshire + Shropshire + Staffordshire + Worcestershire + West Midlands (Birmingham) + Warwickshire (Stratford-upon-Avon)

East Midlands

Leicestershire + Derbyshire + Nottinghamshire + Lincolnshire + Rutland + Northamptonshire

Northern England

Northwest

Cheshire + Cumbria (Lake District & Hadrian’s Wall) + Merseyside (Liverpool) + Greater Manchester + Lancashire

Yorkshire

West Yorkshire (Leeds) + South Yorkshire (Sheffield) + East Riding of Yorkshire (Hull) + North Yorkshire (York)

Northeast

County Durham + Tyne and Wear (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) + Northumberland

English Cities

Basics

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English

national language

Pound £

currency

48

geographic counties (shires)

London

capital

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About England


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Kensington High Street

London Boroughs

It’s impossible to see all of London in a few days, but we worked to discover as much as possible on our trip to Northwestern Europe. London is the dynamic capital of the United Kingdom. Located in England, the metropolis of Greater London is divided into 33 boroughs. These smaller districts create manageable areas within…

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