The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  1. 1. THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREATBRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND MAP HISTORY • The name United Kingdom refers to the union of what were once four seperate countries: Scotland, England, Wal es and Ireland (only Northern Ireland remains part of the UK)
  2. 2. SCOTLAND • Its capital is Edinburgh. • Scotland is famous for its lochs (lakes) – there are over 600 square miles of them. One of the most famous is Loch Ness. • It is also famous for its clans, kilts, medieval castles, as well as poetry and songs of Robert Burns.
  3. 3. THE NATIONAL FLAG OF SCOTLAND Cross of St. Andrew
  4. 4. DUNNOTAR CASTLE AND LOCH NESS
  5. 5. SCOTTISH BAGPIPES AND BEN NEVIS
  6. 6. ENGLAND • London is the capital of England. • England is the biggest country in the UK and London is the largest city in the UK. • There are lots of things to do and see in England.
  7. 7. THE NATIONAL FLAG OF ENGLAND Cross of St. George
  8. 8. ENGLANDBUCKINGHAM PALACE STONEHENGE
  9. 9. ENGLANDSTRATFORD UPON AVON WARWICK CASTLE
  10. 10. WALES • Wales (Cymru in Welsh) is a mountainous country on the western side of Great Britain. The Capital City is Cardiff. • The national game of Wales is Rugby. • The highest point is Snowdon (1,085 m), the longest river is Towy (103 km) and the Bala is the largest lake (4.4 sq Km).
  11. 11. THE NATIONAL FLAG OF WALES
  12. 12. WALESCARDIFF CASTLE LAKE BALA
  13. 13. WALESRIVER TOWY MOUNT SNOWDON
  14. 14. NORTHERN IRELAND • The capital and largest city of Northern Ireland is Belfast which is surrounded by heavy industries including shipbuilding and textiles. • Ireland is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. The island is politically divided into two parts: the Republic of Ireland or Eire and Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.
  15. 15. THE FLAG• St. Patrick’s Cross
  16. 16. NORTHERN IRELANDGIANT’S CAUSEWAY LOUGH NEAGH
  17. 17. NORTHERN IRELANDBELFAST UNIVERSITY SLIEVE DONARD
  18. 18. THE UNION FLAG

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