Northern Ireland
Basic things: <ul><li>Irish: Tuaisceart Éireann </li></ul><ul><li>Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann </li></ul><ul><li>A part of...
<ul><li>Official languages: English, Irish and Ulster Scots </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: pound sterling </li></ul><ul><li>6...
Flag <ul><li>No official Flag of Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>The Union Flag (the Union Jack) : the national flag of...
Culture <ul><li>Main culture : culture of Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Also: culture of Ulster, culture of Ireland, ...
<ul><li>Mythology: Cúchulainn (Irish &quot;Hound of Culann&quot;) : is an Irish mythological hero </li></ul><ul><li>Sports...
<ul><li>Traditional food:  </li></ul><ul><li>The Ulster fry </li></ul><ul><li>Consist of bacon, eggs, sausages, soda bread...
Economy <ul><li>Industrial economy: shipbuilding, rope manufacture, textiles </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Natural Resources <ul><li>Fertile soils  </li></ul><ul><li>Rich pasturelands </li></ul><ul><li>Chief minerals: basalt, lim...
Education <ul><li>Free and compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and 16 </li></ul><ul><li>The types of schools are...
Sights <ul><li>Lough Neagh - the largest freshwater lake  </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Lough Erne and Upper Lough Erne </li></u...
<ul><li>Uplands in Sperrin Mountains - with extensive gold deposits </li></ul><ul><li>The Marble Arch Caves - limestone ca...
<ul><li>The Glens of Antrim (Irish: Gleannta Aontroma) - 9 glens  </li></ul><ul><li>the Mourne National Park - is managed ...
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Northern Ireland

  1. 1. Northern Ireland
  2. 2. Basic things: <ul><li>Irish: Tuaisceart Éireann </li></ul><ul><li>Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann </li></ul><ul><li>A part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>On the European continent </li></ul><ul><li>Bounded on the north and north-east by the North Channel and on the south-east by the Irish Sea </li></ul><ul><li>5,459 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 1 685 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Capital and largest city is Belfast </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Official languages: English, Irish and Ulster Scots </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: pound sterling </li></ul><ul><li>6 counties </li></ul><ul><li>The national anthem: God Save the Queen </li></ul><ul><li>An oceanic climate </li></ul><ul><li>Highest maximum temperature: 30.8 °C in June </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest minimum temperature: -17.5 °C in January </li></ul>
  4. 4. Flag <ul><li>No official Flag of Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>The Union Flag (the Union Jack) : the national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>The former official flag: the Ulster Banner or Red Hand Flag </li></ul>
  5. 5. Culture <ul><li>Main culture : culture of Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Also: culture of Ulster, culture of Ireland, and culture of the United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrations: St Patrick's Day - March 17th, Orange Fest- 12th July </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Mythology: Cúchulainn (Irish &quot;Hound of Culann&quot;) : is an Irish mythological hero </li></ul><ul><li>Sports: ice hockey ,football, golf, rugby, hurling, camogie, handball </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Traditional food: </li></ul><ul><li>The Ulster fry </li></ul><ul><li>Consist of bacon, eggs, sausages, soda bread, potato bread and tomatoes . </li></ul><ul><li>Fried up in lard </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;heart-attack on a plate&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Symbols: shamrock, flax flower, Red Hand of Ulster </li></ul>
  8. 8. Economy <ul><li>Industrial economy: shipbuilding, rope manufacture, textiles </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture : potatoes, barley, hay, oats, apples, pears, and vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing: whiting, herring, and scallops </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock-farming : sheep and cattle </li></ul><ul><li>Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul>
  9. 9. Natural Resources <ul><li>Fertile soils </li></ul><ul><li>Rich pasturelands </li></ul><ul><li>Chief minerals: basalt, limestone, sand , granite, chalk, clay, shale; iron and coal </li></ul><ul><li>Peat is important as a fuel </li></ul>
  10. 10. Education <ul><li>Free and compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and 16 </li></ul><ul><li>The types of schools are divided by the religion </li></ul><ul><li>Schools are open to pupils of all religions </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Catholic children study in the Roman Catholic Church </li></ul><ul><li>Protestant children are enrolled at state schools </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sights <ul><li>Lough Neagh - the largest freshwater lake </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Lough Erne and Upper Lough Erne </li></ul><ul><li>Slieve Donard - 848 m </li></ul><ul><li>Rathlin </li></ul><ul><li>The Mourne Mountains (Irish: Na Beanna Boirche): a granite mountain range </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Uplands in Sperrin Mountains - with extensive gold deposits </li></ul><ul><li>The Marble Arch Caves - limestone caves </li></ul><ul><li>The Giant's Causeway (Irish: Clochán na bhFómharach) - the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Glens of Antrim (Irish: Gleannta Aontroma) - 9 glens </li></ul><ul><li>the Mourne National Park - is managed areas of outstanding landscape where habitation and commercial activities are restricted. </li></ul>
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