Geographic coordinates. The United Kingdom is located on the British islands and it is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea, passages Pas de Calaiss and La Manche.
Total area is of the country 244 thousand in sq. km, the population is 57,4 million people.In abbreviated form the country is named the United Kingdom, and also Great Britain or simply Britain.
Climate. Climate is of the United Kingdom rather soft. Though extreme temperatures above 38 °or more low-18 ° were marked, the temperature very seldom raises in summer days above 29 °or goes down in winter nights more low-7 °.
In usual years in all areas of Great Britain enough deposits drop out. Seasonal and annual fluctuations of loss of deposits are insignificant, droughts happen seldom. Cloudy enough weather as the most part of deposits drops out in the form of constant drizzles, instead of downpours prevails, and the sun is not shown many days in a year.
Population. The United Kingdom - the multinational state.
Sights of Great Britain
The Edinburgh zoo. The zoo in Edinburgh has opened in 1913 in hilly park with a considerable quantity of trees in ten minutes from city centre. Being a leading world zoo, it takes part in many programs on protection and animal husbandry. Here a great attention to well-being of the animals who are in a zoo.
Buckingham palace. Buckingham palace - a monarchy study.The Buckingham palace is located opposite to street Pel-Mell and white, marble with gilding of a monument to Queen Victoria . When the Queen is in a palace, the royal flag develops on a roof.
Lock Holirudhaus. The legend says that in 1128 King David I, son Malkolma Kenmora and St. Margaritas, hunted in these parts and once when his horse has been frightened anywhere by the undertaken big deer, the king has fallen to the ground in danger of death. In despair he has seized a deer by horns while the animal was going to pierce David. Horns have turned in the magic image to the Crucifixion, and King David that night has promised to erect on this place Abbey according to all rules and the canons, devoted to the Cross. Holyrood - in transfer means "a sacred cross".
Roadway of Giants The natural ladder of the huge sizes withdrawing in the sea.
Big Ben. Big Ben is the clock on Parliament tower.With Big Ben's first blow in the night from 31 on 1 planet officially under the international time standard should enter in a new millenium.