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  1. The Amazing Race Week 5 England

  2. What is the currency of England? • The Euro is the currency of England • The traditional currency of England is the Pound Stirling

  3. Name the capital of England • The capital of England is London London

  4. What is the population of England? • The population of England is approx. 51 million people. • In 2008 the population was 51,446,000 people in the census

  5. What is the official language of England? • The official language of England is English. • Cornish is a recognised regional language

  6. What is the area of England? • The land area of England is 130,395 km. • England is part of the United Kingdom which includes Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

  7. What form of government system is used in England? • The political system in England is a constitutional monarchy. • The monarch acts as the head of state but England is governed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom and is a democracy. • The people elect the government.

  8. Some famous English landmarks Stonehenge Blackpool Tower The White Cliffs of Dover Buckingham Palace The Palace of Westminster

  9. Family tree of the Royal family

  10. What was Guy Fawkes trying to do on 5 November 1605? • Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Lords assassinating King James 1 and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. • He had stockpiled a mountain of gun powder and was arrested.

  11. What disaster hit London in September 1666? • The Great Fire of London happened in September 1666. • the fire started in a bakery and quickly spread. • Over 13,000 houses were destroyed as well as 87 churches, including St Pauls Cathedral.

  12. What was the name of the English explorer whose most famous boat was the Golden Hind? • Sir Francis Drake was the captain of the Golden Hind. • The Golden Hind is best known for circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580.

  13. What country did England go to war with during 1982 over the control of the Falkland Islands? • England went to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands in 1982 • The Argentines surrendered on 14 June 1982. • The islands remain under British control.

  14. Other interesting facts about England • English people drink more tea than any other country in the world. • The world’s oldest public zoo was opened in London in 1828 • England developed the first tanks for warfare.