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English around the world

According to research by the British Council, “English has official or special status in at least seventy-five countries with a total population of over two billion. English is spoken as a native language by around 375 million speakers and as a second language by around 375 million people in the world. Speakers of English as a second language will soon outnumber those who speak it as a first language. Around 750 million people are believed to speak English as a foreign language. One out of four of the world’s population speak English to some level of competence. Demand from the other three-quarters is increasing.”

Some capital cities of English speaking countries:

In order of appearance the photos shown above correspond to the English speaking capital cities of:

- Belfast (Northern Ireland)

 http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/

- Canberra (Australia)

http://www.tourism.australia.com/

- Capetown (South Africa)

http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/landing/visitor-home

- Cardiff (Wales)

http://www.visitwales.com/

- Dublin (Ireland)

 http://www.discoverireland.ie/

- Edinburgh (Scotland)

 http://www.visitscotland.org/

- London (England)

 https://www.visitengland.com/#

- Ottawa (Canada)

 http://visit-canada.com/

- Washington D.C. (United States)

http://www.visittheusa.com/

- Wellington (New Zealand)

http://www.newzealand.com/int/

Finally, we have also included below the flag of each country:

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 The Union Jack’s flags (with each country’s national emblem included)

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