Although you may have heard a lot about the UK, there are many interesting things that make this place unique. The UK consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and it is the biggest European island. Located in NorthWestern Europe, The UK occupies an area of 242,900 sq km. The population exceeds 63 million, with London, its capital, counting for over 8 million of them. Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Bristol, etc. are the other big UK cities. English is the official spoken language and their currency is the sterling pound.
The UK has a diverse community, where you can meet exceptional culture. The historical places of the UK attract tourists from all over the world. Many people enjoy going to the UK because of its rich history and because there is so much to do. Apart from traveling and enjoying adventure, if you are into history and culture, this is the place to go.
In a typical British environment, you can come across interesting traditions, delicious foods, breathtaking nature views, folk music and many more to recount their rich culture. The architectural display will amaze you too. The different architectural shapes, styles and structures represent different ages of British architecture. The joy of visiting one of the eight miracles in the world: the Stonehenge will overwhelm you.
Undoubtedly, English is the official language of the UK but there are many dialects and accents that will get you by surprise when moving from place to place. In fact, because the UK comprises of 4 countries, it has a number of regional languages other than English that have their own differences. Certain changes can be noticed in spoken language even if you move by less than a hundred kilometers.
Here are some places to visit in The UK:
A list of UK traditional foods:
Speaking of the education system in the UK, it is known for its eminence. Many countries in the world follow the British School System with minor changes. Some of the British universities are worldwide known for their outstanding quality with particular ones topping the global rankings. Education in the UK is begun at the very young age, usually at three. The UK people have obligation to finish their secondary school(compulsory education) at the minimum age. The British education system has 5 stages in total: early years, primary years, secondary education, Further education(FE) and Higher Education(HE). International students choose the UK as their study destination because of its world-class universities and advanced programs. The UK universities are home to more than a million foreign students. Owing to these figures, the UK comes second after the US in the list of the most popular study destination.