England, home to the world’s largest financial center, has many interesting places and facts that one should know. It is the largest and the most populated country as compared to all the constituents of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It is northwest to Continental Europe. England covers almost two-thirds of the southern areas of the island of Great Britain. Now, let us know some facts about England.
England is bordered by Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. It takes its name from Angles. That was the name of the Germanic tribes that settled in the territory during the fifth and sixth century.
England enjoys a temperate climate. It has rainfall all year around. The seasons are however variable in temperature. Temperature rarely falls below minus five degrees Celsius or rise above thirty degrees Celsius. The weather is therefore mild and wet, due to the prevailing wind from the Atlantic Ocean, which lies to the southwest of England.
England is the second largest economy in Europe. It is also the largest of the four economies of the United Kingdom. At least a hundred of Europe’s five hundred largest corporations are based in London.