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Olga Novik
Form 10-B
United Kingdom


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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain.
The UK consists of : England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
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Geography
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated off the north – west coast of Europe between the Atlantic Ocean in the north – west and the North Sea in the east.
The United Kingdom has an area of 244.000 square kilometers (94.249 square miles). The capital of the country is London.
English is an official language.


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Climate
The United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round.
The temperature varies with the seasons seldom dropping below −11 °C or rising above 35 °C .
Atlantic currents, warmed by the Gulf Stream, bring mild winters; especially in the west where winters are wet and even more so over high ground.
Summers are warmest in the south-east of England, being closest to the European mainland, and coolest in the north.


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England – Thames
The longest river in the United Kingdom:
Scotland - Tay


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Northern Ireland - Bunn
Wales - Towy


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Northern Ireland - Lough Neagh
The largest lakes in the UK:
Scotland - Loch Lomond


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England - Windermere
Wales - Bala Lake


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Scotland - Ben Nevis
The highest point in the United Kingdom:
Wales - Snowdon


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England - Skayfel Pike
 
Northern Ireland - Draining Donard


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Scotland - Grampians Kairgorm, Scottish Highlands, Southern Uplands
Ridges and hills:
Wales - Cambrian Mountains, Snowdonia


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England - Brecon Beacons, Exmoor, Lake District, Pennines
Northern Ireland - Mourne, the Antrim Plateau