England is the biggest of the four countries in the United Kingdom. Together with Scotland and Wales, these three countries are the island of Great Britain. The English Channel is in the south between England and France. People travel to France by ferry across the English Channel or by train through the Channel Tunnel which goes under the sea. Over 50 million people live in England, that’s around 80% of the total UK population. It is a multicultural country where more than 250 languages are spoken in the capital city, London. Other large cities in England are Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol. Language The official language of England is English, which is spoken today by millions of people all over the world. Music English people love music. Sport The most popular sports in England are football, rugby and cricket and most towns have a football, rugby and cricket ground where teams can play. Food Symbols The national flag of England is white with a red cross.
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