UNITED KINGDOM

By; Alyssa, Amber, Sierra,Michelle

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile medieval boundaries and in 2011 had a resident population of 7,375, making it the smallest city in England. Since at least the 19th century, the term London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms Greater London, a region of England governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. The conurbation also covers two English counties, the City of London and the county of Greater London, though historically it was split between the City, Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire.

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The English flag has a red cross on a white background, which represents England's patron saint, Saint George. The blue on the flag means union jack. This symbol is known as Saint George's Cross. The red cross was used by English soldiers in the crusades, and it is believed to have been adopted by Richard the Lionheart.

INTERESTING FACT

Hundreds of years ago, Britain didn't have just one king - it had lots! Celtic kings and princes ruled Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and everything else was divided up between tribes of England. The leaders are born in it

the Windsor Castle has been a royal residence for over 900 years and today is one of the homes of Queen Elizabeth ll. The royal standard flies from the round tower of the Castle when the Queen is in residence. Windsor Castle has dominated the river Thames for over 900 years. It was built by the Normans from timber and later rebuilt in stone.

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Some bodies of water in the United Kingdom are the Thames River,
Loch Ness, and Bassenthwaite Lake. Bodies of water that surround
the United Kingdom are the English Channel, North Sea, and the
Irish Sea.

culture

Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands · includes 4 nationalities: English (England), Welsh (Wales), Scottish (Scotland) and Irish (Ireland) · the largest cities are London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol, Leeds and Edinburgh Geography – The UK is situated off the northwest coast of Europe bordered by the Atlantic ocean and from Europe separated by the North Sea and the English Channel. The Irish Sea and the North Channel separate Great Britain from Ireland. Size - 244,820 sq km Climate – mild & rainy (Gulf Stream) Population – 56 million people (dense population) Industries – highly industrialised – iron & steel engineering, motor vehicles, aircraft, textil, plastic, cotton, wool, chemicals, electronics, shipbuilding, food products (incl. fishing) Mineral resources – coal, natural gas (North Sea), oil Agriculture – wheat, barley, oats, potatoes, sugar beet, milk, meat and sheep.

clothes

kilt shirt lace cot tweed jacket stoking with grader flashes brogue shoes sporran a bonnet displaying the clan crest for women dresses pledged skirts in a tarter light paled or shale.

money

there is pound sterling

The United Kingdom has the fifth-largest national economy (and second-largest in EU) measured by nominal GDP and tenth-largest in the world (and third-largest in the EU) measured by purchasing power parity (PPP). The UK has been the fastest growing economy in the G7 for 3 consecutive years as of October 2015.

economic indicators

the gdp per capita is $45,603.29 USD

Gross Domestic Product of United Kingdom grew 0.5% in the third quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter.

British women are having significantly more children than a decade ago, with birth rates for mothers in England and Wales up by 18 per cent, official figures show.

  • The manufacturing industries contribute about 16% towards UK’s economy. This sector is also able to provide about 13% of United Kingdoms employment. The most important manufacturing industries of United Kingdom includes electrical and paper products, textile, food products, chemicals, automation equipments, electronics, metals, cement, coal, paper transport industries which includes aircraft building, ship building, train, motor vehicles etc.

  • they speek british