England is located in Western Europe on the island of Great Britain. Politically, England is part of the United Kingdom, which is an island country.
England has a land area of 50,352 square miles and a population of approximately 51 million people. It is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland together with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The capital of England is London. England's flag consists of a red cross on a white background, and the national anthem is "God Save the Queen." The country has land borders with Scotland and Wales and is surrounded by the Irish Sea, North Sea and English Channel.