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England Travel Tips 
Discover the Real England   



  By Mike Valeriani
Regions: N West N East Yorkshire W Midlands E Midlands East S West S East

Spend your Holidays in England!


English flag.Spending you holidays in England might just be the best thing you do. Virtually nobody abroad knows of all the wonders it hides behind anonymity. England is a country part of the United Kingdom.

Many foreign people are under the impression that it is only a region of the United Kingdom, but it is actually a country with its own parliament, laws, culture and flag (on the right).

Its capital city is London, which is located in the county of “Greater London”. If you are going to spend your holidays in England, you might want to get familiar with its regions and organization. England is divided into 9 main regions, which are: North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands, East, South West, South East and Greater London.

It is also divided into a number of counties, but here is where it gets complicated.

At times the English have their own way of thinking and it might be difficult for foreigners to understand the “how” and “why” of certain things. In the whole it’s a country that works very well.

As an example, in spite of everyone driving on the wrong side of the road, England manages to have the world’s lowest road death rate, with 4 deaths every 100.000 people involved in a road accident. The USA wins by far with 17.5 followed closely by Italy that takes second place with 16. Going back to our holidays in England, I am used to the idea that things such as how many regions a country is divided into, should be clear of any doubts. For instance, everyone knows that the USA is divided into 50 states, Italy into 20 regions, or France into 22 regions and so on.

Typical English village that you see when you spend your holidays in England.When it comes to the English counties, this issue seams to be a matter of opinion. I have also found that maps of England on internet differ greatly. Counties and regions names vary just as frequently as their borders do. I have taken the following list from Wikipedia, which is mostly accurate.

Here it goes: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridge-shire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Riding and Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, West Sussex, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire.

Each and every region has its own particular beauty and they are all well worth visiting. You will cherish the memories of your holidays in England forever and hopefully you will come back again and again. Or maybe you will become one of the thousands of people that decide to permanently relocate in this fantastic country. Visit the Wikipedia page to know more about this country.








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