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THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN
It is a monarch state situated in the North-West of Europe. UK is composed of four countries: 1-England 2-Scotland 3-Wales 4-Northern Ireland The Uk is surrounded by Atlantic Ocean,the North Sea and the English Channel that separates the UK from the continent. The flag of the UK is the UNION FLAG,also known as the UNION JACK. It is composed of the union of three flags: _St.George’s Cross(the national flag of England) _St.Andrew’s Cross(the national flag of Scotland) _St.Patrick’s Cross(the national flag of Northern Ireland) The red dragon, the national flag of Wales, isn’t part of the Uk.
ENGLAND England borders with Scotland in the North and Wales in the South-West. The capital city of England is London. The Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II who is also the Head of the Commonwealth. It is a protestant country. The main river is the Thames. One of the most famous places in England is Stonehenge.
SCOTLAND Edinburgh is the capital of city,but the largest city is Glasgow. Bagpipes and kilts are typical of Scotland. Scotland is famous for medieval castles and Loch Ness lake.
WALES Wales is situated in the South-West of the UK and bordes only with England. Cardiff is its capital city. Wales’s main languages are Welsh and English. The largest religion is Christianity. Saint David is the patron saint of Wales. The national flag of Wales is the red dragon. The dragon is a very old Welsh symbol. In the millennium Stadium in Cardiff there are rugby matches and concerts. The smallest house in Britain is in Conwy. Love spoons are the main symbol in Wales.
NORTHERN IRELAND Belfast is Northern Ireland
Capital and Largest city. It borders only with the Republic of Ireland which is an independent country and isn’t part of the UK. Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint. It is part of the UK, but it isn’t situated on the Ireland of Great Britain.
CONCEPTUAL MAPS North-West Europe Monarch State _Atlantic Ocean _North-Sea _English-Channel _Channel Tunnel UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN Union Flag Composed of: -England -Scotland -Wales -Northern Ireland Northern Ireland England Scotland
Stonehenge London ENGLAND Thames Protestant Country _Scotland North _Wels South-West Queen Elizabhet II
-Medieval Castle -Lockness Lake Edinbourgh SCOTLAND Bagpipes and Kilts Glasgow
Love Spoons South-West Smallest House is Cnowy WALES England Cardiff Millennium Stadium Welsh and English Red Dragon Christianity St.David Symbol is Dragon
Indipendent Country Republic of Ireland Northen Ireland Isn’t Part of UK Belfast St.Patrik
London is the capital of England and of the United Kindom.
It is the largest metropolis in Europe with a population of 14 million people. London is a major tourist attraction.It has 5 international airports.Heathrow is the biggest. The most famous tourist attractions are the Big Ben,the Houses of Parliament and the Queens Palace and Buckingham Palace. London is a green city with lots of parks.
BIG BEN AND THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
Big Ben isn’t the clock on the tower! But just the bell inside it. The Houses of Parliament is where the two Houses of the Parliament (Houses of Commons and Lords) meet for political purposes.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE Buckingham palace is the official home of the British Monarch in London. It is also a famous tourist attraction because of the Queen’s Royal guards. Every morning at half past eleven people all over the world come to see the changing of the guards. The guards protect the Queen day and night. They wear red uniforms and black bearskins.
PARKS IN LONDON The most famous are Hyde Park,where people love swimming, fishing and going out in boats on the Serpentine, the river in Hyde Park , St James’s Park,with birds and squirrels, great for picnics, and Greenwich park. People often have lunch in the parks.
MADAME TUSSAUD LONDON EYE
In Madame Tussaud’s waxworks museum there are wax statues of famous people. LONDON EYE The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel,was build in 1999 and is a giant wheel. It is 170 m high and you can see the beautiful London skyline from the top.
TOWER OF LONDON The Tower of London is a historic tower in the centre of London. It is 900 years old. William the Conqueror build the White Tower in 1067 by the River Thames. It was a fortress, a royal palace, and a prison. Many prisoners were executed in this tower. Now tou can see the crown jewels in the Tower of London.
MUSEUMS London has many important museums such as the British Museums and National Gallery. The British museums contains Egyptian collections of mummified skeletons found in the pyramids, and Greek sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens. The National Gallery is one of the most important art galleries in the world.
CONCEPTUAL MAPS LONDON England and UK The Largest Metropolis 5 Airports. The biggest is Heathrow Many Parks Tourist Attractions Buckingham Palace Big Ben Houses of Parliament Queens Palace
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