Geography of England


Geography of England

England comprises the central and southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain, plus offshore islands of which the largest is the Isle of Wight. It is bordered to the north by Scotland and to the west by Wales. It is closer to Continental Europe than any other part of Britain, divided from France only by a 21-mile (34-km) sea gap.

The top six cities England ranked by size are Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Liverpool and Manchester. Note that London is not on this list as Greater London is a region and the actual City of London is tiny.

The Channel Tunnel, near Folkestone, links England to the European mainland. The English-French border is halfway along the tunnel.

The highest temperature ever recorded in England was 38.5°C (101.3 °F) on August 10, 2003 in Kent. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/3153532.stm]

Major rivers

"Main article: Rivers of Great Britain"
* Thames
* Severn
* Trent
* Great Ouse
* Humber
* Yorkshire Ouse
* Tyne
* Mersey
* Dee
* Avon The Severn is the longest English River, with the Thames and Trent second and third respectively. These are the three longest rivers in the United Kingdom...

"River""Length" "(miles)"(km)
1River Severn220354
2River Thames215346
3River Trent185297

Major towns and cities

"Main article: List of towns in England"The largest cities in England are as follows (in alphabetical order):
* Basildon
* Birmingham
* Bradford
* Coventry
* Derby
* (Kingston upon) Hull
* Leeds
* Leicester
* Liverpool
* London
* Manchester
* Newcastle upon Tyne
* Norwich
* Nottingham
* Oxford
* Plymouth
* Portsmouth
* Sheffield
* Southampton
* Stoke-on-Trent
* Wolverhampton

References

ee also

*Geography of the United Kingdom
*Geography of Scotland
*Geography of Wales


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