One of the world’s most influential, powerful, and richest countries, the United Kingdom is an amazing piece of land with a very impressive history and we are almost sure you already know many interesting things about it. However, we bet there are still many United Kingdom fun facts you haven’t heard yet. To learn some new, little known facts about Great Britain including some surprising and interesting facts about England’s history, check out this post with 25 Fun Facts About The United Kingdom You’ll Want To Know.
With an area of 242,500 sq km (93,600 sq mi), the UK is quite a large country, but in fact, nowhere in it is more than just 113 km (70 mi) from the sea.
Every day, the British drink 165 million cups of tea, which is over 20 times more than the Americans.
At one point in time, the British Empire, the most extensive empire in world history, ruled approximately 1/4 of the world's population and covered about 1/4 of Earth's total land area.
Britain has waged many wars including devastating conflicts lasting for long decades. However, the country was also involved in what is generally considered the shortest war in history. The Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896 lasted just 38 minutes.
With one in four British adults being obese, the UK has the highest rate of obesity in Europe.
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