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England

6th Grade Lesson on England
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Tara Muchmore

on 26 April 2010

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United Kingdom Government Fun Facts Geography Symbols Facts Area - 243,610 sq km
Slightly smaller than Oregon Climate - Temperate
More than 1/2 of the days are overcast Natural Resources - coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land Natural Hazards - winter windstorms; floods Life Expectancy - 79.01 Years Capital - London Island - Makes up 2/3rds of the Island of Great Britain along with several smaller islands Shares the island with Wales (to the West) and Scotland (to the North) The Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel connects England to France. This tunnel runs under the English Channel, a strait that separates Great Britain and France. The tunnel allows passenger and freight trains to travel quickly between France and England. It opened in 1994 and is 31 miles long. The tunnel allows passenger and freight trains to travel quickly between France and England. It opened in 1994 and is 31 miles long. Separated from Europe by The English Channel. The narrowest part of the English Channel is called the Strait of Dover. Known for rolling hills. The hilly areas become more mountainous in the North. The North York Moors in North England. It is one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. Moors or Moorlands are a specific kind of habitat that usually refers to uncultivated hill land and highlands. Borrowdale in the Lake District The Pennines are a low-rising mountain range found in Northern England and Southern Scotland. They run down the middle of the island, dividing East from West.
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