British children lack basic geography knowledge

275x250.jpg17% of British children think the Angel of the North is a star, 1 in 20 believing Stonehenge is in Egypt and 6% claiming the Outer Hebrides is a planet.

New research revealed today highlights that many British kids have limited knowledge of some of the best sights in the UK.

A study of 2,000 6-to-12-year-olds found some have an appalling lack of knowledge when it comes to British geography.

One in six kids believe the Outer Hebrides are in Nepal next to Mount Everest and one in ten couldn’t even pin-point the UK on a world map.

Asked about the Isles of Scilly, one in ten said ‘they didn’t exist’ and the same number thought they were a Greek Island… if only they were.
And one in ten also thought the River Nile was in England or the Amazon Rainforest.

A spokesperson for Premier Inn, which commissioned the study, said: "We know children can say the funniest things but it’s actually a real shame that children in Britain are not aware of some of the most infamous sights in the UK.

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