2PRESENTED BY: Carlos Isaacs Ceballos Ruiz Laura Gaviria Hincapie Leonardo Cavadia Hoyos
3ExtentionIts territory is geographically formed by the island of Great Britain, the northeast of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the country with a land border which separates it from the Republic of Ireland. Great Britain is surrounded to the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the North Sea, the south by the English Channel, and west by the Irish Sea
5UKThe name was first proposed in the Act of Union of 1707, in which the kingdoms of England and Wales decided to form a new kingdom along with Scotland, which would have the name "United Kingdom of Great Britain". Later, with the Act of Union of 1800 the island of Ireland became part of the country, so the name changed to "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland". In 1927, when the Republic of Ireland gained its independence, the country received its current name "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
6EconomyLondon is the largest financial center in Europe, and one of the largest in the world, along with New York. The UK economy is made up (in descending order of size) of the economies of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Based on market exchange rates, the UK is the sixth largest economy in the world and the third largest in Europe after Germany and Francia.
7ImportsThe European Union countries represent seven of the top ten suppliers of goods to the United Kingdom, Germany being the largest supplier of imports. Food, beverages and snuff are the main imports not manufactured. Other relevant imports are machinery and transport vehicles, chemicals, fuel, clothing and footwear.
8ExportsThe sectors reporting higher incomes British exports are machinery and transport, manufacturing and chemicals. The British pharmaceutical industry ranks fifth in exports of medicines worldwide and is second in the discovery and development of drugs. The UK is also the largest supplier of plastics, aerospace and electronics. The UK is the second largest exporter of services in the world, among which include banking, insurance, brokerage, consulting and computer consulting.