Did you know that Elizabeth II, the queen of UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth’s surface? and also that, you get a personalized card from the Queen if you reach your 100th birthday in the UK. Find more True and interesting facts about U.K in this list.
☀ The official name of the United Kingdom is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
☀ You get a personalized card from the Queen if you reach your 100th birthday in the UK.
☀ Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest royal residence in the World located in U.K.
☀ Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.
☀ Wife beating after 9:00 P.M is prohibited in London only because the noise disturbed people’s sleep.
☀ The United Kingdom is the only country in the world with four national soccer teams – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
☀ The United Kingdom is one of the five countries with no written constitution.
☀ UK police approved a weapons license to a seven-year-old child in 2008.
☀ The UK has the highest rate of obesity in Europe.
☀ There is ‘Rent a Mourner’ facility to fill your funeral with fake friends in the UK.
☀ There are total 69 official cities in U.K.
☀ There are more than 100 universities in the UK.
☀ The UK is the world’s first country to permit the formation of offspring from the DNA of three people.
☀ The UK is located to the north-west of continental Europe.
☀ The U.K was the first country in the world to use postage stamps.
☀ The total population of the UK is approx. 63 million.
☀ The total area of the UK is 243,610 km sq.
☀ The Shard, the 95-story skyscraper is the tallest building in the United Kingdom.
☀ The Queen Mary of Scotland became queen when she was just of six days.
☀ The Queen does not need to have a passport for traveling.
☀ The people who live in the UK are referred to as British.
☀ The oldest house in the UK has stone furniture.
☀ The official language of the UK is English.
☀ The official currency of the UK is the Pound Sterling
☀ The National Anthem of UK is God Save the Queen.
☀ The national animals of U.K are Lion
☀ The longest mainland distance in the UK is from Land’s End to John
☀ The highest point in the UK is Ben Nevis.
☀ The first hot chocolate store opened in London.
☀ The first fish and chips restaurant was opened in 1860 in London(U.K).
☀ The first billionaire author is from the UK is JK Rowling.
☀ The common reason for death under 50 is suicide in U.K.
☀ The capital of UK is London.
☀ The British consume more than 165 million cups of tea every day.
☀ The Big Ben is the name of the bell rather than the clock.
☀ The average age for a first kiss is 15 in the UK.
☀ Six of the 10 wettest counties in the UK are in Scotland.
☀ Prince William married Catherine Middleton. The day of their wedding was declared a national holiday.
☀ Prince Albert introduced the first Christmas tree to the UK.
☀ Major UK scientists include Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, James Clerk Maxwell, and Stephen Hawking.
☀ London is home to the world’s the largest library.
☀ London has more Indian restaurants as compared to India.
☀ Loch Ness is the largest lake in the UK.
☀ It is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol in the U.K.
☀ It is illegal to ride a hoverboard scooter in public.
☀ It is illegal to import haggis from the UK into the U.S.
☀ It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament in London(UK).
☀ Homosexuality was not allowed in Britain until 1967.
☀ Golf is Scotland’s national sport.
☀ Elizabeth II, the queen of UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth’s surface.
☀ Chicken Tikka Masala is national dish U.K.
☀ Champagne was invented in England by scientist Christopher Merret in 1662.
☀ Bennetts Irongate in Derby is the oldest department store in the world.
☀ All the horses, ponies and donkeys have a horse passport in the U.K.
☀ Alcohol is prohibited in the UK
☀ 61 percent of the people in the UK are Christian.