The United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Prepared by Alissa Meznikova
Geography of Great Britain
Geographical Information Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of FranceGeographic coordinates: 54 00 N, 2 00 WMap references: EuropeArea: total: 244,820 sq kmland: 241,590 sq kmwater: 3,230 sq kmnote: includes Rockall and Shetland IslandsArea - comparative: slightly smaller than Oregon Land boundaries: total: 360 kmborder countries: Ireland 360 kmCoastline: 12,429 kmMaritime claims: territorial sea: 12 nmexclusive fishing zone: 200 nmClimate: temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast
Geographical Information Terrain: mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeastElevation extremes: lowest point: The Fens -4 mhighest point: Ben Nevis 1,343 mNatural resources: coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable landLand use: arable land: 23.46%permanent crops: 0.21%other: 76.33% (2001)Natural hazards: winter windstorms; floods Geography - note: lies near vital North Atlantic sea lanes; only 35 km from France and now linked by tunnel under the English Channel; because of heavily indented coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal watersPopulation: 60,441,457 (July 2005 est.)
Geographical position The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of 2 large islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and about 5000 small islands. The British Isles are separated from the European continent by the North Sea and the English Channel. The western coast of Great Britain is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea.
Climate temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast
Great Britain lies near vital North Atlantic sea lanes; only 35 km from France and now linked by tunnel under the English Channel; because of heavily indented coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal waters
Geographically, the island is marked by low, rolling countryside in the east and south, while hills and mountains predominate in the western and northern regions. It is surrounded by over 1,000 smaller islands and islets.
Mountains The north and west of England are mountainous, but mountains are not very high. BEN NAVIS in Scotland is the highest mountain (1343 m)
Rivers There are a lot of rivers in the UK, but they are not very long. The SEVERN is the longest river. The THAMES is the deepest and the most important one.
The UK consist of 4 countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Flags England Scotland Wales The UK Northern Ireland
Symbols the symbol of England is the red rose the symbol of Wales is the daffodil the symbol of Scotland is the thistle The symbol of Nothern Ireland is the shamrock
Capitals The capital of England is LONDON
The capital of Scotland is EDINBURGH
THE CAPITAL OF WALES IS CARDIFF
The capital of Northern Ireland is BELFAST
The capital of the UK is
Yes, this is Great Britain