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The united kingdom

  1. 1. The United Kingdom by Ana Arias Castro 2014
  2. 2. The United Kingdom The United Kingdom is a European country. ●It consists of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland. ●There are over 63 million inhabitants. ●The density per sq. km is 255.6. ●London is the Capital. ●
  3. 3. The United Kingdom Population: 63,395,574 (July 2013) Land area: 243,610 sq. km Languages: English, Welsh and Scots Gaelic (no official language) Main cities: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow Monetary unit: the pound sterling (£) Neighbouring countries: Ireland Government: Constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy Head of state: Queen Elizabeth II
  4. 4. The United Kingdom Additional data: The United Kingdom is a very flat country, and the main rivers are the Thames, Humber, Tees and Tyne. This is the population pyramid:
  5. 5. The United Kingdom Origins and history: England has existed as a unified entity since the 10th century. The Union between England and Wales begun in 1284 and the union with Scotland took place in 1707. When Ireland became an independent country, Northern Ireland remained as part of the UK in 1927.
  6. 6. The United Kingdom Main cities: London London is the capital of both England and the United Kingdom and it has 13,709,000 inhabitants in its metropolitan area.
  7. 7. The United Kingdom Main cities: Glasgow Edinburgh is the capital but Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland.
  8. 8. The United Kingdom Main cities: Birmingham Birmingham is a large city in the centre or West Midlands region. It has 1,085,400 residents. It was a famous market town in the Middle Ages. Now it is a commercial centre.
  9. 9. The United Kingdom Main cities: Edinburgh Edinburgh has Celtic origins and it has been the capital th city of Scotland since the 15 century. It has 482,640 inhabitants. There are many historical buildings, and most tourists love Edinburgh castle.
  10. 10. The United Kingdom Main cities: Leeds Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, in the North of England. It has a population of 757,700 in its metropolitan area so it is the third largest city in the United Kingdom. Leeds was a market city and it grew during the Industrial Revolution, with the cloth industry.
  11. 11. The United Kingdom Main cities: Bristol Bristol is in the South West of England. It has been an important city since the Middle Ages. It is built around river Avon. The commercial Port is one of the most relevant features
  12. 12. The United Kingdom Main cities: Manchester This city in the North West of England has a population of 512,000 and its origins are Roman. It is in Lancashire, near Liverpool and it has a large metropolitan area called Greater Manchester. Manchester became important with the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution.
  13. 13. The United Kingdom Main cities: Liverpool This city is in Merseyside, in the North West of England. Its port made it benefit from trade with the West Indies, Ireland and mainland Europe. The Beatles were from this city.
  14. 14. The United Kingdom Traditions: British people are known for eating fish and chips and drinking tea. They also love football and rugby. Cheese rolling takes place in different parts of England. A cheese is rolled down a hill and the first person to grab it is the winner. Maypole dancing is a known tradition on May 1st.
  15. 15. The United Kingdom Traditional food: Fish and chips ●Roast beef ●Yorkshire Pudding ●Toad-in-the-hole ●Cottage pie ●Sausages ●Tea ●
  16. 16. The United Kingdom Sport: Football and rugby are traditional winter sports. Crickets is played in the summer.
  17. 17. The United Kingdom Interesting places to visit: The Houses of Parliament in London ●Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland ●The Lake District ●Castles all over Britain ●York ●
  18. 18. The United Kingdom Reference: BBC News ●Infoplease ● Visit Britain ●Gov.Uk ●CIA ●