England is a country that forms part of the United Kingdom and Great Britain. It has a border with Scotland and Wales. The map below shows the main cities of England.
The flag of England is white with a red cross. It is known as the flag of St George, the patron saint of England.
This is a picture of London, the capital city of England.
London is built on the River Thames, England's second longest river. The bridge you can see in the picture is Tower Bridge, a famous landmark. The road part of the bridge opens up to allow tall ships to pass through.
Other famous landmarks in London include:
Buckingham Palace (the home of the Queen), Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London, The London Eye, 10 Downing Street (the Prime Minister's home), Hyde Park and Piccadily Circus.
This is a picture of the road bridge that crosses the River Severn, England's longest river.
The River Severn is 354km (220 miles), just a bit longer than the River Thames which is 346km (215 miles).
This is a picture of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike. It is 978 metres high (3,209ft). It is in the Lake District which is in Cumbria in the North of England.
England's largest lake can also be found in the Lake District. Lake Windemere is 18km (13.2 miles) long and 1.5km (0.9 miles) wide.
England is famous for having a large number of old castles and historic houses. This is a picture of Bodiam Castle which was built in 1385.
England is also famous for the Royal family. This is a picture of Buckingham Palace, the Queen's main residence in London. The flag flying on the roof means that the Queen was at home on the day this photograph was taken.
Other things associated with England are:
Fish and Chips - pieces of fish coated in batter and deep fried served with deep fried potato chips.
London - Big Ben, red double-decker London buses and red telephone boxes.
Morris Dancing - A folk dance performed to music usually by men wearing costumes with bells at their shins or ankles. The dance often includes sticks or handkerchiefs.
Key words associated with England are:
Big Ben, British Empire, Buckingham Palace, Cambridge University, Castles, Fish and Chips, King Arthur, Liverpool FC, London, Manchester United, Morris Dancing, Oxford University, Premier League Football, Pubs, Queen, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Stonehenge, Tea, the Beatles, Wimbledon
20 Famous English People
Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, David Beckham, Diana Princess of Wales, Florence Nightingale, Horatio Nelson, Isaac Newton, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Jack the Ripper, John Lennon, Kate Middleton, King Henry VIII, Margaret Thatcher, Paul McCartney, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria, Simon Cowell, William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Tiffany Macbeth in England. Available: http://www.tiffanymacbeth.com/Travels/england.htm. Last accessed