Updated : May 30, 2020 Educational

Historical Facts About The UK

The United Kingdom is an island nation located in Europe that recently broke free the European Union, and in this article we are going to share with you some historical facts about the United Kingdom that will blow your mind and make you more knowledgeable about this great country.

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1. The current prime minister of the United Kingdom is Boris Johnson. Speaking of Boris, he overcame the deadly corona virus disease.

2. The UK has a head of state – Queen Elizabeth II. Her mother’s name was Queen Victoria who had a lot of influence on the UK’s former colonies.

3. 4 countries today and several territories make up the UK today: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island.

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4. The largest country in the Kingdom is England and the smallest one is Northern Island.

5. All member states as well as territories use the same currency: Pound Sterling (GDP). The Pound is one of the most powerful currencies in the world, stronger than the USD and the Euro.

6. In total, the country of the entire Kingdom is an estimated 66 million people.

7. Many facts about about the United Kingdom make the UK one of the greatest countries the world has ever seen.

8. Back before the year 1000, Great Britain was conquered by the Roman Empire.

9. The capital city of the UK is London, which is over 2000 years old and has survived many crisis including the bombing by the Germans in the second world war (1940’s).

10. As of 2020, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union, meaning the UK has full control over its borders, business dealings with other countries and so much more.

11. The UK is one of the most developed and richest countries in the world with a GDP of over 2 trillion dollars.

12. The English language originated in England.

13. Even though London gets most of the attention, and rightfully so – the UK has many other large cities worth visiting such as: Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Cardiff and New Castle.

14. In addition to being developed, the country is one of the richest countries in the world.

15. People in the UK love their tea! Around 5 pm every day, people drink tea.

16. If you turn 100 years old, the queen will send you a birthday card.

17. The UK’s closest allies are: the United States, Canada, Australia, and France.

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