Great Britain (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Great Britain on the Map of the World
Historical Provinces of Great Britain
The Flag of Great Britain
«Visiting-Card Great Britain»
Area: 244,4 km
Population: 59,5 mln people
The capital: London
Political system: limited monarchy (kingdom), unitary state
The region: 92 administrative units consisting of 4 historic areas
England - 45 counties + London
Wales - 8 counties
Scotland - 9 regions
Ulster (Northern Ireland) - 1 region
Five island territories
Characteristics: 13areas (Gibraltar,St. Helena,Falkland Islands, Bermuda, Anguilla, etc.).Currency: pound sterling = 100 pence
Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II on her 80th anniversary in 2006.
Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Edinburgh in the graph1947.
Physiographic Map of Great Britain
ReliefPlains Midland, London.Mountains (old): Pennine (700 m), Cambrian, Northern Scottish Highlands.
United Kingdom is washed:
Rivers: Thames, Severn, Spey, Manchester canal.
NW January temperature - + 3,5 º C in July - +12 º C, precipitation 2000 mm.SE January temperature - + 5,5 º C in July - +16 º C, precipitation 600 mm.
The capital of the UK -
This is how it looks from space.
But yes - on the river Thames.
Palace of Westminster to the famous hour tower "Big Ben".Here sits the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Tower of London - Royal castle, built in the 11th century.
St. Paul's Cathedral, built in the 17th century by the famous English architect Christopher Wren.
The Buckingham Palace - official residence of the royal family in London.
... Decker buses ..
AGRICULTUREpost-industrial countriesA small share of employment in agriculture
Agriculture - crops - barley, oats, wheat, sugar beet, fodder crops, horticulture (Sh., SW.England), potato (Ulster).Brewing industry - brewery Bass.