The country England is in north-west Europe. It is the largest and most populous of the United Kingdom. Inhabitants accounts for eight three percent of the total population. It is bordered by the North Sea, Irish Sea, Atlantic Ocean and English Channel. The largest city in England is London and is a large business hub for the entire world.
The country England ranks as one of the most influential and far-reaching centres of cultural development in the world. It is the place of origin for the English Language and the church of England. Currency is English pound. The monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. The patron Saint is St George. The country England does not have an official designated national anthem as the United Kingdom as a whole has God Save The Queen as its national anthem.
In May 1707 the United Kingdom was an independent state when the Acts of Union resulted in a political union. It was the birth place of the Industrial Revolution. The Royal Society laid the foundations of modern experimental science. Until recently England was generally thought of as a gentle fabled land freeze-framed sometime in the 1930s home of the post office country pub and vicarage. Its now better known for vibrant cities with great night life and attractions contrasted with green and pleasant countryside.
Places to visit include the coast, the national parks in London, popular towns like Oxford, Bath and York have to be seen to be believed.
The weather in terms of climate is mild. The least hospitable months for visitors are November to February. The days are cold and short. March to October are marginal there more daylight but still pretty chilly. Best months to visit are April to September.
The Education system in England is run by the Department for Education and Skills. It is split into several types. Private schools provide a paid for education usually called public schools. State schools are funded for through taxes. Education is compulsory from the age of four to sixteen. Although recent change is now eighteen. Traditionally the English system emphasises depth of education. Cambridge University is one of the most famous universities in England.
The English media and communications include television, radio and newspapers. There are five main television broadcasters. The are a number of radio stations including national and local. The newspapers are again national and local portraying a number of view points. Communication in England is quiet easy as most households have televisions and therefore can access information.
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