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Henry the uk

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  • 1. The UK About the UK and what there is to do?
  • 2. UK
    • The UK is a country in north-western Europe. It is bordered to the south by the English Channel; to the east by the North Sea; to the west by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 3. Countries in the UK
    • England , Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland (also known as Ulster)
  • 4. England
    • England is 74 times smaller than the USA, 59 times smaller than Australia and 3 times smaller than Japan.
    • England is in north-west Europe and is in the southern part of Great Britain. It is an island country and also part of the United Kingdom (UK).
    • England has not had a separate political identity since 1707, when Great Britain was established as a political entity. There is no government or parliament just for England.
    • England is only 35 km from France and is now linked by a tunnel under the English Channel.
    • The south of England is mostly low-lying land, with hills and agricultural land and the north of England is mostly covered in moorland and mountains.
    • Cross of St George
    • National Day: 23 April
    • Area: 129,720 sq km 50,085 sq miles
    • Population: 49,561,800 (2002)
    • Nationality: English and British
    • Climate: Temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current
    • Capital City: London
    • Currency: Pound Sterling (£)
    • Longest river: Thames (346 km)
    • Official Animal: Lion
  • 5. Scotland
    • Scotland is in north-west Europe and is part of Great Britain, an island country and the United Kingdom (UK) .
    • Scotland is a mountainous country in the north of the island of Great Britain and shares a land border to the south with England and is bounded by the North Sea on the east and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. Its capital city is Edinburgh.
    • Scotland has some 790 islands - 130 inhabited.
    • Its fresh water lochs (lakes) – there are over 600 square miles of them. One of the most famous is Loch Ness where a mysterious monster is said to lurk in the depths of the water.
    • It is also famous for its clans, kilts, medieval castles, as well as poetry and songs of Robert Burns.
    • Theatre lovers from around the world come to Edinburgh for its famous theatres festival.
    • Edinburgh was the first city in the world which had its own fire-brigade.
    • Edinburgh – the capital of Scotland, like Rome, was built on seven hills.
    • Until 1603, Scotland had its own King.
    • The National Flag of Scotland
    • National Day: 30 November
    • Area: 78,789 sq km
    • Population: 5,054,800 (2002)
    • Nationality: Scottish and British
    • Capital City: Edinburgh
    • Currency: Pound Sterling (£)
    • Longest river: Tay 193 kilometres (120 miles ) long
    • Official Animal: unicorn
  • 6. Wales
    • Wales is in north-west Europe and is part of Great Britain, an island country and the United Kingdom (UK) .
    • Wales ( Cymru in Welsh) is a mountainous country on the western side of Great Britain.
    • Wales is bordered by England to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, St George's Channel in the west, and the Irish Sea to the north.
    • The National Flag of Wales
    • Technically, Wales is a principality . This means that it is ruled by a prince. Traditionally the Prince of Wales is the eldest son of the English monarch.
    • Wales is one of the four parts of the United Kingdom (along with England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland).
    • National Day: 1 March
    • Area: 20,779 sq km
    • Population:  2,918,700 (2002)
    • Nationality: Welsh and British
    • Capital City: Cardiff  
    • Currency: Pound Sterling (£)
    • Longest river: Towy (Tywi) 103 km (64 miles)
    • Official Animal: dragon
  • 7. Northern Ireland
    • Northern Ireland lies in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km²), about a sixth of the island's total area.
    • Northern Ireland is the second most sparsely populated part of the UK after Scotland, with 317 people per square mile (122 per square kilometre).
    • In 1801 the whole of Ireland became part of the United Kingdom, with the adoption of the name the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland .
    • After years of civil war, Ireland became a republic in 1921. At this time, Britain negotiated with Ireland to keep the six counties in the north-east of Ireland. These six counties now make up what is known as Northern Ireland or Ulster. The southern part of the island is the Republic of Ireland, or Eire.
    • 1927 - The current name of the UK, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland , was adopted
    • The National Flag of Ireland
    • National Day:17 March St Patrick's Day
    • Area: 5,459 square miles (14,139 km²)
    • Population: 1,685,000 (Census 2001)
    • Nationality: British and Irish
    • Capital City: Belfast
    • Currency: Pound Sterling (£)
    • Longest river: River Bann 129 kilometres (80 miles)
  • 8. Multicultural in the UK
    • The major ethnic groups are British, Irish, west Indian, African, south Asian
  • 9. Weather we have

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