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.
The 5000-year-old artifacts were seized by police from a now-defunct London dealer in 2003. After 15-years, experts established that the collection was looted from Iraq after the fall of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
The former London mayor and UK foreign minister returned to his old job as a newspaper columnist and provoked an outcry with controversial comments about how some Muslim women dress. His party says it will investigate.
On this week's edition of the 77 Percent, we are looking at how people go about integrating into new societies. We hear from the Somali community in Bristol in the south-west of England and a discussion on the question; is the price of belonging in a new society too high? Don't miss out!
The UK is home to the largest Somali community in Europe. One of the fastest growing Somali communities in the UK is in Bristol. In 2017, Bristol museums and the M Shed held an exhibition showcasing the stories of young Somalis in the city. Emma Wallis went to meet some of the members of the community to find out more about how the process of integration is working for them.