England is the birthplace of Shakespeare, Darwin, Newton, Benny Hill and the Rolling Stones. It's home to the largest foreign exchange market in the world, the richest football club (Manchester United) and the inventor of the hovercraft. JK Rowling, author of the famous Harry Potter books, was born here.
England is one of the kingdoms of Great Britain. It's an island lying off the western coast of Europe.
England itself is famous for many things - David Beckham, fish and chips, pubs, Big Ben, red buses, black cabs, Oasis, Blur, the Beatles, Wimbledon, Princess Diana, London and of course, tea.
The capital and largest city, London, is in the southeast of the country. It's located at both sides of the massive River Thames. Greater London has a total land area of 1,580 square kilometers and is divided into 32 boroughs. There are currently over 6 and a half million people living in London.
Britain is a country of mixed cultures. London has the largest non-white population of any European city and over 250 languages are spoken there.
Modern day Britain is an incredibly diverse country. It's a fascinating mixture of history, art, culture and tradition. There's a dynamic mixture of people living here; there's also thousands of places to visit and a million different things to do and see.
Here in Costasur.com you can find guides and tourist information for many destinations, you can also reserve accommodation, transport or activities for your holidays. We are specialists in accommodation with more than 75,000 hotels and apartments in more than 900 destinations. Customer services operators available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.