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Flag of England

: 56.3 million

Land area:50,301 sq mi

Capital: London

Languages: English


Great Britain, the UK,  or England?

You may have been expecting to see a different flag when you clicked on this page.  Did you think you would see this flag?

Flag of the United Kingdom




As it turns out, the flag above is the of the United Kingdom,  that flag is also known as the "Union Jack" by common slang.  This flag is comprised of the English flag , Scottish flag, and the flag of Northern Ireland--the three main countries that makes up the majority of the United Kingdom.  The United Kingdom also incorporates Wales.  If you look at the flags of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland side by side, you can see how they come together to form the flag we often associate with England itself, but is in fact, the flag of the United Kingdom.  Check out the video below for more information on this topic. 



Historical England

Explore historical-turned-trendsetting London, marvel at the stone circle at Stonehenge, or hit the beach in Brighton — here's some of the best places to visit in England.