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England

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  English Currency:  British Pound Sterling

England is the largest of the four countries making up the United Kingdom. Perched on an island just off the rest of continental Europe, the country's quirky culture and way of life are a noticeable contrast to its neighbours much more closely linked demeanor. In order to ensure the rest of the world doesn't forget their quirkyness, core staples of the local cuisine are called Toad in the hole, Devilled kidneys and Faggots. Oh and pie. Lots of every kind of pie - sweet pie, savoury pie, meat pie, fish pie, offal pie, dead rat pie - everything can you can think of gets made into a pie. (OK. We made that last one up.)