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T H E B R I T I S H I S L E S

Main features of the British Isles

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T H E B R I T I S H I S L E S

  1. 1. THE BRITISH ISLES - LOCATION - CONSTITUENT COUNTRIES - The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - The Republic of Ireland
  2. 2. LOCATION OF THE BRITISH ISLES The British Isles is a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe. They are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, St. George’s Channel, and the Irish Sea.
  3. 3. CONSTITUENT COUNTRIES OF THE BRITISH ISLES The British Isles comprise Great Britain, Ireland, and a number of smaller islands (Isle of Man and Channel Islands). There are two sovereign states located on the islands: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  4. 4. THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy composed of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  5. 5. THE UNION JACK The Union Flag (also known as the Union Jack ) is the national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In its design it includes the flags of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
  6. 6. ENGLAND <ul><li>England is a country to the northwest of Continental Europe.It is the largest and most populous constituent country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital : London. </li></ul><ul><li>Flag : St. George’s cross. </li></ul>
  7. 7. SCOTLAND <ul><li>Scotland is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital : Edinburgh. </li></ul><ul><li>Flag : Cross of the Christian </li></ul><ul><li>martyr Saint Andrew. </li></ul>
  8. 8. WALES <ul><li>Wales is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital : Cardiff. </li></ul><ul><li>Flag : the red dragon of Prince </li></ul><ul><li>Cadwalader along with </li></ul><ul><li>the Tudor colours . </li></ul>
  9. 9. NORTHERN IRELAND <ul><li>Northern Ireland is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital : Belfast. </li></ul><ul><li>Flag : the Union Flag is the </li></ul><ul><li>oficial flag. </li></ul>
  10. 10. THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND <ul><li>The Republic of Ireland is a country in Europe. It shares the island of Ireland with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital : Dublin. </li></ul><ul><li>Flag : Green, white, orange. </li></ul>

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