Top 10 interesting facts about UK

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has a long history, dating back to the 10th century when it was first unified as an independent state. The UK's modern form began in 1707 with the Acts of Union between England and Scotland, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1800, after several decades of conflict among rival factions within British politics, a new Act of Union merged England and Wales under one government. This union remained largely intact until 1922 when most parts on what is now known as Republic of Ireland seceded from Britain and formed its own nation-state known today as Eire (or more commonly referred to by its anglicized name "Ireland"). Since then two distinct entities have existed side-by-side; The United Kingdom consisting primarily made up out four home nations – England, Northern Ireland (esatblished 1921), Scotland (establisehd 1707) & Wales(established 1536). Over time different elements such political events or wars helped shape modern day Britian into who they are today while also ultimately contributing towards their increasingly diverse population/culture due to immigration - particularly over last few decades prior 21st Century alone.

Top 10 interesting facts about UK

1. The UK has more than 12,000 miles of coastline and over 6,500 islands around its mainland. 

2. London is the most visited city in Europe with 19 million international visitors each year making it one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. 

3. England has been continuously inhabited since before 7000 BC! Evidence suggests that hunter-gatherers were living on English soil as early as 10,000 years ago.

4. Scotland was originally part of an ancient supercontinent called Pangaea which began to separate about 200 million years ago – much earlier than previously thought! 

5. Wales is home to three World Heritage Sites: Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd; and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal UNESCO designated sites'. 

6. There are only five countries whose flags have not changed since 1800 including Britain's Union Jack - Denmark , North Korea , Switzerland , Vatican City State and the United Kingdom. 

7. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest serving monarch in British history having reigned for over 66 years from 1952 until today ! 

8. The UK produces enough wind energy to power a quarter (25%)of all households across Great Britain 

9. Inclusive employer - Approximately 14% people working at senior level roles within organisations based in UK belong to ethnic minority groups while 25% belonging random demographic groupings." 

10. The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show ran for two days when first established back 1868 but now runs for four consecutive days every May

Top 5 places to visit in UK

1. London 

2. Stonehenge 

3. Edinburgh Castle 

4. Lake District National Park 

5. Windsor Castle

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