England is the largest country in Great Britain, which is part of the larger European continent, and is just 33km (21mi) from France, separated by the English channel. Most of English is comprised of rolling hills, though it is typically more mountainous in the northern regions, with the Pennine mountain chain dividing east and west. Other hilly areas in the north and midlands are the North York Moors, Peak District, and the Lake District, all of which are protected under the national parks system. In total, England has 10 designated national parks protecting undeveloped scenic parts of the country, 5 of which are in the north, 4 in the south, and 1 on the east coast.
Capital city: London Highest Point: Scafell Pike (3208ft / 978m) Lowest Point: The Fens (-13ft / -4m) Land Area: 49,944 sq. mi (129,355 sq. km) Water Area: 594 sq. mi (1540 sq. km) Total Area: 50,538 sq. mi 130,895 sq. km) Coastline: 2016 miles (3246 km) Bordering countries (2) Wales, Scotland