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United Kingdom

UK map

Edinburgh

Belfast
London
Cardiff

Official name

Great Britain?
United Kingdom?
British Islands?
British Isles?

Scotland

Wales

England

Great Britain
Smaller
islands

Northern
Ireland

United Kingdom

British Islands
British Isles

Ireland

Some basic info


Area: 243,610 km, 80th
Britain has 14 Overseas Territories
Administrative subdivisions: England
(Kingdom), Scotland (Kingdom), Wales
(Principality), Northern Ireland (Province)
Population: ~63 million, 22th
Religion: Predominantly Christian
GDP: $2.375 trillion USD (2012), 9th

Government: constitutional monarchy


Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II
Head of Government: Prime Minister David
Cameron
Language: English (not official)
National anthem: God Save the Queen
Currency: pound sterling ()
Internet top level domain: .uk

UK population
distribution map

UK symbol

Flags

Thistle

Shamrock
(Ireland)

Daffodil
(Wales)

Red Rose

John Bull

National animals

Lion

Bulldog

Royal coat of arms

Dieu et mon droit (God and my right)

Britannia

UK tourist
attraction map

Some fun facts


Big Ben does not refer to the clock, but actually
the bell.
French was the official language for about 300
years
The first hot chocolate store opened in London.
There are over 300 languages spoken in England.
The English drink more tea than anyone else in
the world.
In the Medieval Times, animals can be put on
trial for crimes (and be sentenced to death!)

Windsor Castle is the largest royal home in the


world.
The Queen has 30 god children.
Its considered treason to place a stamp bearing
the King or Queens image upside-down.
J.K. Rowling is the first person to make a billion
dollars from writing books.
London is home to 4 World Heritage Sites The
Palace of Westminster, the Tower of London,
Maritime Greenwich, and Kew Botanical
Gardens.

25% of the people living in London today are


born in another country.
16% of UKs restaurants are located in
London.
London is the first city in the world to have
an underground subway system.
If London were a country, it would be the
8th largest in Europe.
London hosting the 2012 Olympics is the
first time a city has ever hosted the Olympics
three times.

England has the highest rate of obesity


in Europe.
England brought the world soccer,
rugby and polo.
England is 74 times smaller than the
USA.
The English invented the worlds earliest
railways.
England is thought of as having the
worlds worst food.

Mount Everest is the World's highest


mountain and was named in 1865 after a
Welshman, Sir George Everest, Surveyor
General of India.
Buckingham Palace has its own police station.
Chickens outnumber humans in England.
The London Eye is the tallest ferris wheel in
Europe.
The London Bridge is rumoured to be
hauntedpeople have claimed to see a
woman in black roaming in the night.

The London 2012 Olympics is the first time


that every country has at least 1 female
athlete.
The London Olympic Stadium is the lightest
stadium in the world.
The gold medals used are actually 93%
silver and 1.3% gold.
80,000 umbrellas are expected to be lost
annually in the London tube.
There are over 30,000 people with the
name John Smith in England.

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United States of America

US map

Official name

Some basic info

Area: 9,826,675 km, 3rd


Population: ~317 million, 3rd
Religion: Predominantly Christian
GDP: $ 15.94 trillion USD (2012), 2nd
Government: federal constitutional republic
Language: English (not official)
National anthem: The Star Spangled Banner
Currency: US Dollar($)

Motto: In God We Trust


Internet top level domain: .us
Continent: North America
For more:
http://country-facts.findthebest.com/

Time zone

US symbol

The U.S. Capitol

The White House (front)

The Supreme Court Building

Flags

The Bald Eagle

Figures of Justice

The Great Seal

The Liberty Bell

National Floral Emblem - The Rose

Uncle Sam

The Pledge of Allegiance


I pledge allegiance to the Flag of
the United States of America, and
to the Republic for which it
stands, one Nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice
for all.

Some fun facts


Today, 66 percent of all Americans are considered
to be overweight.
The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the
state of Rhode Island is. But Rhode Island has a
significantly larger population than Alaska does.
Approximately 48 percent of all Americans are
currently either considered to be "low income" or
are living in poverty.
Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other
49 U.S. states put together.

Montana has three times as many cows as it


does people.
The average U.S. citizen drinks the equivalent
of more than 600 sodas each year.
The only place in the United States where
coffee is grown commercially is in Hawaii.
The grizzly bear is the official state animal of
California. But no grizzly bears have been
seen there since 1922.
today a majority of all Americans actually
support the legalization of marijuana.

Today, approximately 25 million American


adults are living with their parents.
One survey found that 25 percent of all
employees that have Internet access in the
United States visit pornography
websites while they are at work.
One out of every seven Americans has at least
10 credit cards.
The United States puts a higher percentage of
its population in prison than any other nation
on earth does.

In 2010, only 39.2% of women in that the 20


to 34 year old age group were married.
The United States has the highest divorce
rate on the globe by a wide margin.
Rhodes Island is the smallest state of the
United States.

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