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GEOGRAPHY OF ENGLAND AND WALES

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GEOGRAPHY OF ENGLAND AND WALES
made by:

Ivana Lukić
Lara Majcan
Andrea Laban
Iva Stipanović
Barbara Fanton
Ana Marija Vidaković



ENGLAND
central and southern
two-thirds of the island of Great Britain
northern
border -
Scotland
west
border -
Wales
divided from France only by 33 km - English Channel
divided central and north by the
Pennines
a population of over 52 million people
largest geographical region in the UK
a population density of 1,022 persons (394.5 persons per square kilometer)
The largest and the capital city is
London
The "brownstone"
Double Decker buses are common site in London
driving on the left hand side of the road
the biggest, the longest, the tallest ....
the longest river
The River Thames

flows through southern England
the longest river entirely in England
the
second longest in the UK
(after the River Severn)
it is best known for flowing through London
the deepest valley
Dyke valley

the
longest, deepest and widest 'dry valley'
in the UK
legend - it was dug by the Devil
scientists - formed naturally in the last ice age
one of the most popular
hang gliding spots
in the country
the largest lake
Windermere
formed 13,000 years ago during the last major ice age
ribbon lake - long and narrow
18 islands
the highest mountain
Scafell Pike


located in Lake District National Park,
part of the Southern Fells
WALES
Ethnicity



White 85.4%
Asian 7.8%
Black 3.5%
Mixed / Other 3.3%
Over 300 Languages are spoken in England
5 most spoken languages (besides English and Welsh) :
Polish, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Arabic
country that is a
part of UK
on the island of Great Britain
east - England
north and west - Irish Sea
south - Bristol Channel
the largest and the capital city is
Cardiff
Wales is the only part of the UK
not to be represented
on the Union Flag
(Union Jack)

Only
21%
of the entire Welsh population of Wales can
speak the native language

Wales is believed to have
more castles
per square mile
than anywhere else
in the world
Wales has
three UNESCO
World Heritage Sites:

The Castles and Town walls of King Edward I.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
the biggest, the highest, the longest....
the largest lake
Bala Lake


subject to
sudden and dangerous floods
The River Dee runs through it and the waters of the lake are famously
deep and clear
the deepest cave
has a network of passages running for 30+ miles and goes to a depth of just over 1,000 feet
deepest cave in the UK
Ogof Ffynnon Ddu
the longest beach
Pendine Sands
11 km length of beach
In the early 1900s the sands were used for car and motorcycle races

Wales has 398 natural lakes
national parks
3
Welsh National Parks:

Snowdonia
Pembrokeshire Coast
Brecon Beacons

national parks protect an impressive 20 percent of Wales
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