13 Facts About South East England


South East England is one of the nine official regions of England at the first level of ITL for statistical purposes.

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The region's close proximity to London and connections to several national motorways have led to South East England becoming a prosperous economic hub with the largest economy of any region in the UK, after London.

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South East England is host to various sporting events, including the annual Henley Royal Regatta, Royal Ascot and The Derby, and sporting venues include Wentworth Golf Club and Brands Hatch.

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In medieval times, South East England included much of the Kingdom of Wessex, which was the precursor to the modern state of England.

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The South East is occasionally used as a synonym for the home counties.

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South East has the highest percentage of people born outside of Britain other than London.

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South East England is an official region for statistical and strategic planning purposes, but is not served by any directly elected regional government.

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For languages, the best is Kent - the county gets the most A level language passes in South East England, although Hampshire is a close second.

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GKN Aerospace at South East England Cowes make engine nacelles, with its Composites Research Centre, in the former main plant of Saunders-Roe.

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Culture of South East England has been influenced a number of factors: by its part of contributing to the "idealised English identity", due to the region's historic idyllic rural landscape; its serving for Greater London as commuting hinterland, and, in recent times, the concentration of the UK's creative industry across the South East as well as London.

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South East England's is buried in the graveyard of St Michael and All Angels Church in the town.

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All South East England Jumping Course at Hickstead is held at the A2300 Hickstead Interchange on the side of the A23, west of Burgess Hill, next to the River Adur in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common.

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South East England had a Scottish father and a Brazilian mother; around the same time, Alexander Watson Hutton, a Scottish teacher, had taken football to Argentina; Dresden English Football Club, founded by British workers, would bring football to Germany.

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