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England - Location Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France
Area - Total 244,820 sq km
Area - Land 241,590 sq km
Area - Water 3,230 sq km
Note: includes Rockall and Shetland Islands
Geographic Coordinates 54 00 N, 2 00 W
Coastline 12,429 km
Elevation Highest Ben nevis 1,343 m
Elevation Lowest The Fens -4 m
Birth rate 10.88 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate 10.19 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Life expectancy - Male 75.84 years
Life expectancy - Female 80.83 years (2004 est.)
Languages  English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)
Independence England has existed as a unified entity since the 10th century; the union between England and Wales, begun in 1284 with the Statute of Rhuddlan, was not formalized until 1536 with an Act of Union; in another Act of Union in 1707, England and Scotland agreed to permanently join as Great Britain; the legislative union of Great Britain and Ireland was implemented in 1801, with the adoption of the name the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; the Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921 formalized a partition of Ireland; six northern Irish counties remained part of the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland and the current name of the country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was adopted in 1927
Flag Description Blue field with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland); properly known as the Union Flag, but commonly called the Union Jack; the design and colors (especially the Blue Ensign) have been the basis for a number of other flags including other Commonwealth countries and their constituent states or provinces, as well as British overseas territories
Internet Code .uk
Airports 471  (2003 est.)
Bordering Countries Ireland
Records Great Britain is the 8th largest island in the world (228 273 Km2).
2nd longest tunnel in the world = Eurotunnel (England-France ; 49.9 Km).
3rd longest suspension bridge in the world = Humber (1410 m).

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