Covering an area of 130,279 sq. km, England is the largest country in the United Kingdom. England also occupies approximately two-thirds of the central and southern parts of the island of Great Britain.
As observed on the map, the Pennines mountain range covers the central and northern parts of the country, stretching from the north of Birmingham into the Cheviot Hills on the boundary between England and Scotland. Located within the Lake District in the country’s extreme northwestern corner is Scafell Pike, which rises to an elevation of 978m and is the highest point in England. The central and southern portions of the country are covered by a series of rolling hills, which are punctuated by undulating lowlands. Numerous flat plains are also located here including The Fens, Salisbury Plain, South Coast Plain, and the Somerset Levels. The country’s lowest point is found here at -4m below sea level. In the southeastern part of the country, white chalk cliffs front the Dover coastline and major part of the Dorset County. In the far southwestern part, rugged cliffs and jagged rocks front the country’s Atlantic Ocean coastline; while the country’s English Channel coastline in the southern part is lined by sandy beaches. Some of the major rivers in England include the Thames, Trent, Severn, Eden, Mersey, Tyne, Tweed, Swale, Welland, Great Ouse, etc. With an area of 16 sq. km, Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England.
The Country of England is administratively divided into a total of 9 regions, 48 ceremonial counties, 6 metropolitan counties, 24 non-metropolitan counties, 309 districts (including 36 metropolitan boroughs, 32 London boroughs, 181 non-metropolitan districts, 58 unitary authorities, and 2 sui generis), and about 4,500 civil parishes.
Covering an area of 130,279 sq. km, England is the largest country in the United Kingdom. Located in the southeastern part of the country, along the banks of the Thames River is London – the capital and the largest city of England. London serves as one of the most important global cities in the world.
England is a country located in the southern region of the United Kingdom. It is geographically positioned in the Northern, Eastern, and Western hemispheres of the Earth. England is bordered by Scotland in the north; by Wales, the Irish Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean in the west; the North Sea in the east; the English Channel in the south and by the Celtic Sea in the southwest.
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