We all know England, but not all of us know from where the name comes from. It comes from the Old English name Englaland, which in turn means "Land of the Angels". England is a country sharing land borders with Scotland and Wales, to the north and west respectively and is a part of the United Kingdom. It's location; northern latitude, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Stream warming up the sea are responsible for England's mild climate. During the summer months the temperatures go as high as 32 °C and no less than 0 °C in the winter with no big deviations. However, rainfall is very common and light rain can occur even during the summer.
Modern humans firstly inhabited the land during the Upper Paleolithic period, and in the 10th century it became a unified state. The English language, law and the Anglican Church have been adopted by many countries throughout the world, proving England's compelling effect on the world. The population reaches over 53 million with the majority found around London. London, England's capital, is home to the largest metropolitan area not only in the United Kingdom but also, the European Union. England hasn't had a government since 1707, the year when their political system changed into parliamentary system and constitutional monarchy.
The United Kingdom joined the European Union in 1973, but refused to changed their currency to euros keeping the British Pound. In June 2016, the British up-voted to leave the European Union, the Bretix (Britain and Exit) is expected on the 29th of March 2019. While Britain is still part of the European union, the voting lead to a decrease in the power of the British Pound, which is now found 10% and 15% lower against the dollar and the euro respectively.
Some of the most widely known English figures include Whiliam Shakespear, Jane Austen, the Beatles, Mick Jagger and so many more.
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