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England

[ ing-gluhnd or, often, -luhnd ]
/ ˈɪŋ glənd or, often, -lənd /
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noun
the largest division of the United Kingdom, constituting, with Scotland and Wales, the island of Great Britain. 50,327 sq. mi. (130,347 sq. km) Capital: London.

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British Dictionary definitions for England

England
/ (ˈɪŋɡlənd) /

noun
the largest division of Great Britain, bordering on Scotland and Wales: unified in the mid-tenth century and conquered by the Normans in 1066; united with Wales in 1536 and Scotland in 1707; monarchy overthrown in 1649 but restored in 1660. Capital: London. Pop: 49 855 700 (2003 est). Area: 130 439 sq km (50 352 sq miles)See United Kingdom, Great Britain
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Cultural definitions for England

England

One of the countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester are in England.

notes for England

The king or queen of England is the king or queen of the United Kingdom.

notes for England

The name England is often used to refer to all of Great Britain.
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