2012 London Olympics

All About England

Learn facts about the country hosting the 2012 Olympics

April 30, 2012
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London's Clock Tower, nicknamed "Big Ben," is a symbol of England's capital city.

Official name: England

Location: United Kingdom

Size: 50,302 square miles (130,282 square kilometers); slightly smaller than Alabama

Population: 51,446,000 as of 2011

Capital: London

Official Language: English

Climate: Temperate; often overcast or rainy

Currency: British pound

Products: Cereals, oilseed, potatoes, manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals

Visit Around the World: England to take a virtual tour, learn about England's history and more.


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