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22 Interesting facts of United Kingdom

22After the US dollar and the euro, the pound sterling is the third-largest reserve currency worldwide. Tweet This


23London and New York are the world’s largest financial centres. Tweet This



24London has the largest city GDP in Europe. Tweet This



25British aerospace industry is the second largest national aerospace industry in the world with an annual turnover of over £22 billion. Tweet This


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26Major UK scientists include Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, James Clerk Maxwell, and Stephen Hawking. Tweet This


27Penicillin, steam locomotive, electric motor, light bulb, first practical telephone, television, jet engine and World Wide Web were all invented in Great Britain. Tweet This


28London Heathrow Airport has more international passenger traffic than any other airport in the world. Tweet This


29Westminster Abbey is used for the coronation of British monarchs. Tweet This


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30Over 115,000 Polish veterans settled in the UK permanently as they couldn’t return to Poland at the end of World War II. Tweet This


31Great English writers include Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Rudyard Kipling, A. A. Milne (the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh), Virginia Woolf, J. R. R. Tolkien, George Orwell, and Ian Fleming (the creator of James Bond). Tweet This


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32Agatha Christie is the world’s best-selling novelist. Tweet This



33Arthur Conan Doyle (the creator of Sherlock Holmes), Robert Louis Stevenson, and the celebrated poet Robert Burns are all Scots. Tweet This


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interesting facts of united kingdom 34The Beatles are the most commercially successful band in popular music, with over a billion records sold. Tweet This


35Alfred Hitchcock is considered the greatest British filmmaker. Tweet This


36Some of the famous British actors: Richard Burton, Michael Caine, Charlie Chaplin, Sean Connery, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, and Daniel Day-Lewis. Tweet This


37Wembley Stadium, London (home of the English national football team) is in top-three of the most expensive stadia ever built. Tweet This


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38In most international competitions, separate teams represent England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland usually form one team to represent all of Ireland. Tweet This


39England is recognised by FIFA as the birthplace of club football. Tweet This


interesting facts of united kingdom 40The first-ever international football match was between England and Scotland in 1872. Tweet This


41First 18-hole golf course was created at St Andrews in 1764. Tweet This


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42The modern tennis started in Birmingham, England in 1860. Tweet This


43The world’s oldest tennis tournament – Wimbledon – first took place in 1877. Tweet This

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