40 Interesting UK Facts

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From the London Bridge & Big Ben to Stonehenge & the Beatles, U.K is one of the most influential and powerful countries in the world with an impressive history to share. Have a look at some of these interesting UK Facts and learn more about this fabulous country.

1. The UK is located to the north-west of continental Europe.

2. The total population of the UK is approx. 63 Million.

3. The capital of the UK is London.

The capital of UK is London.
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4. The total area of the UK is 243,610 km sq.

5. The official language of the UK is English.

6. The official currency of the UK is Pound Sterling.

The official currency of UK is Pound Sterling.
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7. Elizabeth II, the queen, is the legal owner to one-sixth of the Earth’s surface.

8. You get a personalized card from the Queen if you reach your 100th birthday.

9. It is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol in the U.K.

It is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol in the U.K.
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10. Wife beating after 9:00 P.M is prohibited in London only because the noise disturbes people’s sleep.

11. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament in London.

12. All the horses, ponies and donkeys have a horse passport.

All the horses, ponies and donkeys have a horse passport in the U.K
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13. The Queen Mary of Scotland became queen when she was just six days old.

 14. There is a ‘Rent a Mourner’ facility to fill your funeral with fake friends.

15. The average age for the first kiss is 15.

Young woman kissing man
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16. The UK is the world’s first country to permit the formation of offspring from the DNA of three people.

17. The oldest house in the UK has stone furniture.

18. Alcohol is prohibited in some cities.

Alcohol is prohibited in some cities of UK.
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19. Their common reason for death under 50 is suicide.

20. It is illegal to ride a hoverboard scooter in public.

21. UK police approved a weapons license to a seven-year-old child in 2008.

UK police approved a weapons licence to a seven-year-old child in 2008.
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22. London has more Indian restaurants as compared to India.

23. Homosexuality was not allowed in Britain until 1967.

24. The British consume more than 165 Million cups of tea every day.

The British consume more than 165 million cups of tea every day.
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25. The Queen does not need to have a passport to travel.

26. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest royal residence in the World located.

27. Chicken Tikka Masala is the national dish.

Chicken Tikka Masala is national dish U.K.
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28. There are total 69 official cities.

29. The longest mainland distance in the UK is from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

30. London is home to the world’s largest library.

London is home to the world’s the largest library.
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31. The first billionaire author is from the UK, JK Rowling.

32. Loch Ness is the largest lake in the UK.

33. Golf is Scotland’s national sport.

Golf is Scotland’s national sport.
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34. The U.K was the first country to use postage stamps.

35. There are over 100 universities in the UK.

36. The Big Ben is actually the name of the bell rather than the clock.

The Big Ben is actually the name of the bell rather than the clock.
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37. The day Prince William married Catherine Middleton, it was declared as a national holiday.

38. The UK has the highest rate of obesity in Europe.

39. The first fish and chips restaurant was opened in 1860 in London.

The first fish and chips restaurant was opened in 1860 in London(U.K).
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40. It is illegal to import haggis from the UK to the U.S.

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