How Big Is England?

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England covers an area of 50,346 square miles on the island of Great Britain. Its area also includes a number of smaller islands off the coast of Great Britain, including Portland, Foulness and the Isle of Wight.

England is the largest country on the island of Great Britain, occupying 65 percent of its total landmass. It is substantially larger than the neighboring countries of Scotland and Wales, which, taken together with the six counties of Northern Ireland, comprise the United Kingdom. Despite having a substantially greater total land area than Scotland, England actually has a significantly shorter coastline, at just 2,748 miles.