Presentation on theme: "Great Britain Scotland England Wales NorthernIreland Great Britain, known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,has an area of."— Presentation transcript:
Great Britain Scotland England Wales NorthernIreland Great Britain, known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,has an area of some 244,100 square kilometers and is divided into 49 administrative counties.Great Britain is the largest island in the north – west of Europe. The population of the UK is over 57 million people.
Quick Facts The UK is a constitutional monarchy. The monarch reigns with the support of Parliament. Parliament consists of two chambers known as the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The UK occupies most of the territory of the British Isles. It consists of four main parts which are: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.
Climate The climate in the UK is generally mild and temperate due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. It is usually described as cool, temperate and humid. The weather is so changeable that the English say that they have no climate but only the weather.The average of temperature is from 5 to 23 degrees above zero.That means that it is never too hot or too cold.
British Currency Before 1971 the British used pounds, shillings, farthings and pence. Then they changed money. The British currency is the pound sterling. They have both coins and banknotes. coins banknotescoins banknotes Current coins are: 1 penny, 2 pence, 5 pence, 10 pence, 20 pence, 50 pence, 1 pound, and 2 pounds. Current bank notes are: the 5 pound note, the 10 pound note, the 20 pound note and the 50 pound note.
London is the capital of Great Britain, its political, economic and cultural centre. It's one of the largest cities in the world. Its population is more than 11 million people. London is situated on the river Thames. The city is very old and beautiful. It was founded more than two thousand years ago.
Buckingham Palace Tower Bridge The London Eye The National Gallery
Big Ben The Tower of London Westminster Abbey Trafalgar Square Piccadilly Circus