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England is the biggest part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Note: People sometimes say "England" when they actually mean the United Kingdom or Great Britain.)

England has a population of about 50 million. England is next to Wales and Scotland.

The capital city of England is London.

The English flag is white, with a red cross. This cross is the cross of St. George, who is the patron saint of England. Some other symbols used for England are a red rose (for rugby) and three lions (for football).

England's national anthem is God Save the Queen, and the Queen in the title is the current ruler of England, Queen Elizabeth II.

There are many famous English people, for example: Shakespeare was a famous English playwright, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is also English.