The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Although they form one administrative unit (with regional exceptions), they have had separate cultures, languages and political histories.
The total population of the United Kingdom is 80,000,000, which is the third-largest population in the European Union (after Germany and France ).
Predominantly Christian (Church of England, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist), also Muslim, Sikh, Jewish, Hindu and about 15% are Atheists.
Handshaking is customary when introduced to someone for the first time. One kiss on the cheek is popular among good friends. Normal social courtesies should be observed when visiting someone's home and a small present such as flowers or chocolates is appreciated. It is polite to wait until everyone has been served before eating.
Some nightclubs and restaurants do not allow jeans and trainers, otherwise casual wear is widely acceptable.
Topless sunbathing is allowed on certain beaches and tolerated in some parks. Smoking is banned in all enclosed public places, including stations, pubs and restaurants, throughout the UK.
The monarchy, though now only symbolic politically, is a powerful and often subconscious unifying force. Members of the Royal Family are the subject of unceasing fascination, with their every move avidly followed and reported by the popular press, both in the UK and abroad.
England is truly one of the most prestige and popular place to study. Only over 100,000 students from about 200 countries come study to London each year. It is s a centre for academic excellence. Over 70 Nobel Prize laureates graduated from one of the UK universities.4 UK universities are listed in the list of Top 10 Universities in the world.
Top 10 universities in the UK:
Locations in England
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A History of England: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England