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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales

England map(Find out more about England )

questionWhat is England's National Anthem? Lauren - France

God Save the Queen. It is the same song as the one for Great Britain.
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questionIs England and Great Britain the same country?

England is a country, it is only a part of Great Britain. Great Britain is made up of three countries - England, Scotland and Wales.
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questionWhat does the name "England" mean? Inam Teja - age 7 Canada

Originally the name was 'Englaland' meaning the land of the Engles, or Angles, a Germanic people who began to invade Britain in the late 5th century from the Baltic coastlands. Engel (variously spelled), is an old Teutonic word, meaning "angel." The name was later changed to England in 829 after Egbert, King of the West-Saxons, declared that Britain should be called England, its people Englishmen, and himself King of England.

questionAre New England and England the same country? Umaymah - Pakistan

No, New England is a region in the north east of the United States. England is a country in west Europe.

questionAre England and U.K. the same? Anwar

No. England is country on its own. The UK consists of several countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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questionWhat places and names of towns in New England are the same as places
in England?
Giovanni Elmhurst Il USA

There are loads. Here are some of the ones you have in New Hampshire.:
Hampshire is a county in England. Andover, Bath, Bradford, Bridgewater , Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Chatham, Chester, Chesterfield, Chichester, Croydon, Dover, Durham, Enfield,
Epping, Exeter, Kensington, Kingston, Lancaster, Lincoln, Litchfield , Manchester, Marlow, Milford, New... ( Boston, Newcastle, Ipswich, London ) Newbury, Newington, Newmarket, Newport, Northumberland, Nottingham, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Richmond, Rochester, Rye, Salisbury, Sandwich, South Hampton, Stratford , Surry, Wakefield, Weathersfield, Winchester, Windsor.

questionI have to do a big report on England for my sixth grade project. One
of the things I have to do is make a political map of England. I am not sure
what to do or what that means, Any ideas?
Alex H, Washington State USA

A political maps do not show physical features. Instead, they indicate state and national boundaries and capital and major cities. Click here for a political map of Britain. Remember England is part of Britain.

questionWHERE England's natural resources are LOCATED? and anything on their EXPORTS and IMPORTS? or maybe AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS? Maria USA.

These are very popular questions. The answers are already on our website. Visit our main Industry page. We have also written about the different regions in England and the type of industry in each area. Click on an area on our England map to read about the type of industry there.

questionWhat is the second biggest city in England? Jenny, Devon England

See list of cities in England

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Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
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