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Geography and Culture of the UK - Introduction

Introduction
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Di Bell

on 8 April 2014

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Transcript of Geography and Culture of the UK - Introduction

Geography and Culture of the UK
Location
Geographical and Political Names
The National Symbols
Great Britain
The British Isles
Britain
The United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Scotland
England
Wales
And Wales?
St George's Cross
(16th Century)
St Andrew's Cross
(16th Century)
St Patrick's Cross
(unknown origin)
The Union Jack (1801)
The Red Dragon
The Tricolour
Great Union Flag
(1707)
Languages and Identity
Mountains, Rivers and Lakes
Invasions and Migrations
Celtic Britain
Roman Conquest
Anglo-Saxon Invasions
Viking Invasions
The Norman Conquest
The overseas territories that once belonged to the British Empire
Origins of the names of the four countries:
- England: OE Englaland ("land of the Angles")
- Ireland: OIr Éire (name of a Celtic goddess) + OE land
- Wales: OE Wealas ("foreigners")
- Scotland: L Scoti (applied to speakers of Gaelic languages)
Dublin
National Anthem: God Save the Queen
National Anthem: Scotland the Brave (unofficial, one of most popular songs)
National Anthem: Old Land of my Fathers
The Soldier's Song
The Regions of the UK
Scotland
The North
The Midlands
East Anglia
Wales
The Southeast
The Southwest
Northern
Ireland
London
Daffodil
Thistle
Shamrock (unofficial)
Rose
(usually red)
Shamrock (unofficial)
Proposal for a New flag (2007)
North Sea
The English Channel
The Atlantic Ocean
Population
Number of inhabitants
Percentage difference in UK population,
2001-2011
Irish Sea
Cambrian Mts
Stratford-Upon-Avon
London - River Thames
The Cliffs of Dover
Humber Estuary and Suspension Bridge
The Lake District
Edinburgh - The Firth of Forth
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