ProCon.org: Minimum Legal Drinking Ages in 138 Countries

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Did you know that the minimum legal drinking age by country varies between 16 and 21 -- with some countries having no minimum drinking age, and some prohibiting alcohol?

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Legal drinking age in UK

The information about the legal age of drinking in the UK on ProCon.org is wrong. It states that it is 18 years, when this is the legal age both for purchasing alcohol and for drinking it in licensed bars. The legal age for alcohol consumption, under parental supervision in private households, is 5 years.

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