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The United Kingdom
Transcript of The United Kingdom
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The UK is made up of 4 different countries;
the population of the UK is 63 million
It is 244,820 km² - there is nowhere in britain that is more than 74.5 miles from the sea.
The average fuel prices are around 140ppl
Currency: pound sterling
National Anthem: God Save The Queen
It is the capital of Northern Ireland.
It is about half the size of Dublin
It is only 166km from Dublin city which is about 1hr and 44min car journey.
Although Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, it is not the largest city.
Glasgow is the largest with a population of 592,820
It is the capital of England and also the capital of the United Kingdom.
It is the capital of Wales and it is the 10th largest city in the UK.
There are over 300 languages spoken in the UK.
The United Kingdom has no official language. English is spoken by over 95% of the population.
Other languages include: Scottish, Ulster Scottish, Welsh, Cornish and Irish.
Britain and Europe
Britain joined the European Union in 1973.
Giant's Causeway: 40,000 basalt columns out of a volcanic eruption helped to create the Giant’s Causeway. It is in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
River Thames: The River Thames flows through southern England. It is the longest river in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom.
The current flag of the United Kingdom is known as the Union Jack.
In 1536, in the reign of Henry 8th, the Act of Union officially joined England and Wales, so the English colours represent both England and Wales.
did you Know?
French was the official language in England for over 300yrs
some of the crops produced in the UK are:
The 3 most popular team sports in the UK are football, rugby and cricket.
Popular individual sports include tennis, golf and horse riding.
The olympics were held in London in 2012
The difference between the UK and Britain is: Northern Ireland is part of the UK but it is not part of Britain.
Kate Middleton & Prince William
there are more chickens than humans in the UK(there are 800 million chickens raised and killed each year in the Uk.
If London was a country it would be the 8th largest in Europe.
The British drink more tea than anyone else in the world (20 times more than the americans)
Big Ben isnt actually a clock, it refers to the bell in the tower.
Only 1 word in the English language has 3 consecutive sets of double letters it is Bookkeeper.
British weather and climate
Thank You for listening
By Hannah Tobin Jones