The largest part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain and home to more than 50 million people, it borders Scotland and Wales. The birthplace of Shakespeare, Winston Churchill and the English language.
More than two-thirds of the UK's population lives in England - roughly 8.5 million of them in the capital and seat of government, London. England is often credited as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, a development that helped fuel the country's global influence at the heart of the former British Empire. England has been subject to invasions and mass migrations of varying success by the Romans, the Vikings, Germanic tribes and finally the Normans in the 11th century, which explains the diverse linguistic roots of the modern English language. Recent DW stories featuring England can be seen below.
On the final day in London, Caster Semenya's blistering run saw her win gold in the 800m. Allyson Felix became the most decorated athlete in the competition's history, while Usain Bolt departed to a hero's lap of honor.
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Today, the legendary Koh-I-Noor diamond is part of the UK's Crown Jewels. The story of the diamond mirrors the history if South Asia. First discovered in medieval India, the diamond went on a chequered journey across countries and continents. It's a thrilling story of wars and wealth, treason and secrets - and about a curse, that's said to strike all male owners of the Koh-I- Noor.