England is one of the world’s most industrialized countries. Its population is nearly 50 million and it is the second most densely populated country in Europe.
The English economy is the second largest in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. Its capital, London, is a global trade center and Europe’s largest financial center. One hundred out of the 500 largest corporations in Europe are situated in London.
England at a Glance
Airports: London City Airport ; London Gatwick Airport ; London Heathrow Airport
Capital City: London
Cities (Major): Birmingham; London ; Manchester
Courier Companies: Brinks ; Malca-Amit
Currency: Pound Sterling
Diamond Exchange: London Diamond Bourse
Electrical Current: 230V
Internet Domain Ending: co.uk
Public Holidays: Jan 1 - New Year's Day; Good Friday; Easter Monday; May Day Bank Holiday; Spring Bank Holiday; Late Summer Bank Holiday; Christmas Day; Boxing Day
Religion: Majority Christian
Telephone Code: +44 (London 0207 & 0208)
Time Zone: Greenwich Meantime
Weather: Britain's climate is quite chilly and rainy all year round. Summer in Britain is warm and winters are very cold. It sometimes snows in the winter but it does not usually accumulate.
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