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  1. 1. The UK About the UK and what there is to do?
  2. 2. UK <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Countries in the UK <ul><li>England , Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland (also known as Ulster) </li></ul>
  4. 4. England <ul><li>England is 74 times smaller than the USA, 59 times smaller than Australia and 3 times smaller than Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>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). </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>England is only 35 km from France and is now linked by a tunnel under the English Channel. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross of St George </li></ul><ul><li>National Day: 23 April </li></ul><ul><li>Area: 129,720 sq km 50,085 sq miles </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 49,561,800 (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality: English and British </li></ul><ul><li>Climate: Temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current </li></ul><ul><li>Capital City: London </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Pound Sterling (£) </li></ul><ul><li>Longest river: Thames (346 km) </li></ul><ul><li>Official Animal: Lion </li></ul>
  5. 5. Scotland <ul><li>Scotland is in north-west Europe and is part of Great Britain, an island country and the United Kingdom (UK) . </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Scotland has some 790 islands - 130 inhabited. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also famous for its clans, kilts, medieval castles, as well as poetry and songs of Robert Burns. </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre lovers from around the world come to Edinburgh for its famous theatres festival. </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh was the first city in the world which had its own fire-brigade. </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh – the capital of Scotland, like Rome, was built on seven hills. </li></ul><ul><li>Until 1603, Scotland had its own King. </li></ul><ul><li>The National Flag of Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>National Day: 30 November </li></ul><ul><li>Area: 78,789 sq km </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 5,054,800 (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality: Scottish and British </li></ul><ul><li>Capital City: Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Pound Sterling (£) </li></ul><ul><li>Longest river: Tay 193 kilometres (120 miles ) long </li></ul><ul><li>Official Animal: unicorn </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wales <ul><li>Wales is in north-west Europe and is part of Great Britain, an island country and the United Kingdom (UK) . </li></ul><ul><li>Wales ( Cymru in Welsh) is a mountainous country on the western side of Great Britain. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The National Flag of Wales </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Wales is one of the four parts of the United Kingdom (along with England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland). </li></ul><ul><li>National Day: 1 March </li></ul><ul><li>Area: 20,779 sq km </li></ul><ul><li>Population:  2,918,700 (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality: Welsh and British </li></ul><ul><li>Capital City: Cardiff   </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Pound Sterling (£) </li></ul><ul><li>Longest river: Towy (Tywi) 103 km (64 miles) </li></ul><ul><li>Official Animal: dragon </li></ul>
  7. 7. Northern Ireland <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Ireland is the second most sparsely populated part of the UK after Scotland, with 317 people per square mile (122 per square kilometre). </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>1927 - The current name of the UK, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland , was adopted </li></ul><ul><li>The National Flag of Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>National Day:17 March St Patrick's Day </li></ul><ul><li>Area: 5,459 square miles (14,139 km²) </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 1,685,000 (Census 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality: British and Irish </li></ul><ul><li>Capital City: Belfast </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Pound Sterling (£) </li></ul><ul><li>Longest river: River Bann 129 kilometres (80 miles) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Multicultural in the UK <ul><li>The major ethnic groups are British, Irish, west Indian, African, south Asian </li></ul>
  9. 9. Weather we have