Does England have a lot of rivers?

What are 5 rivers in the UK?

Longest rivers of the United Kingdom

Rank River Length (km)
2 River Thames 346
3 River Trent 297
4 River Wye 250
5 River Great Ouse 230

Where do UK rivers start?

Rivers usually begin in upland areas, when rain falls on high ground and begins to flow downhill. They always flow downhill because of gravity. They then flow across the land – meandering – or going around objects such as hills or large rocks. They flow until they reach another body of water.

How many counties are in England?

Administrative counties and districts

There are currently 27 administrative counties in England, and many of them carry the same names as historic counties.

Which is longest river in England?

What is the UK’s longest river? It is a question that regularly pops up in pub quizzes and trivia books but the answer may not be clear cut. Textbooks tell us the River Severn is the longest – at 220 miles (354km), and the River Thames slightly shorter at 215 miles (346km) long.

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