THE UNITED KINGDOM BY: NEFELY & Valia
United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain (Scotland, England, Wales), the north-eastern part of the island, Ireland and many smaller islands.
Some details about the UK • United Kingdom is 243,610 km2. • The capital city is London (which is the biggestcity). • Its population reached 62 million people in 2011. UK’s population density is one of the highest in the world. • Its currency is the pound.
Some details about the UK- Government • UK is governed by a queen the Elisabeth II and the prime minister David Cameron.
Historical Sights • Stonehenge is a Neolithic monument from 3000BC. • We don’t know exactly what it was used for. It might have been a religious sight, an astronomical sight, healingsight or burial sight.
Tower bridge Tower of London • The Tower of London was built in 1060. • It was a castle, a prison and treasury. • Tower bridge is over the river Thames near the Tower of London. • It was built in 1890. • When a tall ship wants to pass, it opens…
People in Wales speak their own language, Welsh, which is a Celtic language. • Wales is a beautiful country with famous coasts, mountains and lakes…but it rains a lot!
People in Northern Ireland speak English and their own language. • Its capital city is Belfast. • Some people in Northern Ireland want to have their independence from the UK. • Irish beer is famous.
Scotland is known for its courtside-Highlands, its lakes (Loch) and its castles. • Its also famous for its traditional, musical instruments(bagpipes), its music and its whiskey!