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  1. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland What do these pictures show?

  2. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 1

  3. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 1 - the flag of the U.K.

  4. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The flag of the U.K. is also nicknamed The Union Jack. The current version has been used since 1801, when Ireland became a part of the U.K. England, Wales and Scotland are all represented on the flag but Wales isn't because it is an English principality (knížectví).

  5. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Pictures 2-5

  6. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Pictures 2-5 - the floral emblems of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

  7. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland all have special floral emblems that represent the national flowers of all lands. So the national emblem of England is a rose, the Welsh have a daffodil and a leek (pórek), the floral emblem of Scotland is a thistle (bodlák) and the Irish have a shamrock (jetel).

  8. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 6

  9. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 6 - Queen Elisabeth II.

  10. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Queen Elisabeth II. is the current British monarch. She was born in 1926 and became Queen after her father's birth in 1952. In 1947 she married Prince Phillip of Greece. They have four children. Quen Elisabeth II. is a highly respected and much loved monarch with a great interest in the Commonwealth. But she does not have a lot of power (the Parliament does), her main role is to represent Britain and British people.

  11. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 7

  12. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 7 - Prince Charles

  13. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Prince Charles is the oldest son of Queen Elisabeth II. and is expected to become the next British king. He was born in 1948. He married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 and they had two children, but the marriage was divorced in 1996. Charles's hobbies include painting, architecture and care for the environment. He isn't as popular as his mother, though. Some people even think he shouldn't become the next king.

  14. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 8

  15. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 8 - Lady Diana

  16. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Lady Diana was the former wife of Prince Charles and the mother of Prince William and Prince Henry (Harry). Soon after the wedding with Charles in St. Paul's Cathedral, she became the most popular member of the royal family. However, the marriage ended in 1996 and Diana spent much time working for charities. She died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 while she was trying to escape from photographers. Her funeral was watched by more than a billion people.

  17. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 9

  18. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 9 - if you didn't recognize The Beatles, do not even think of passing your maturita exam!

  19. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The Beatles was a very famous Brish pop group whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were active in 1960s and their biggest hits included Hey Jude, Yesterday, She Loves You, I'll Follow The Sun, Please Please Me, Penny Lane and many others. They also made several successful films, such as The Yellow Submarine. The group, which greatly influenced pop music, split in 1970.

  20. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 10

  21. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 10 - Edinburgh

  22. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, although it isn't the biggest city in Scotland. It is popular tourist centre because there is a famous castle. You can also visit a ZOO there, as well as many museums and art galleries. Edinburgh, which has been a World Heritage Site since 1995, is the most important cultural centre in the whole Scotland.

  23. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 11

  24. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 11 - Oxford

  25. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Oxford is a city in southern England, west of London. It is famous for its university, the oldest in Britain, established in the 12th century. Oxford is also quite an important tourist centre and an industrial city.

  26. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 12

  27. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 12 - Cambridge

  28. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Cambridge is also a very important university city. The university in Cambridge is the second oldest one in Britain. The city is also an important tourist centre. By the way, Oxford and Cambridge are big rivals, not only because of their universities!

  29. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 13

  30. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 13 The city of Bath

  31. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Bath is a city in the south-west of England. It is famous for its healthy mineral water and hot springs, its ancient Roman baths and beautiful houses from the 19th century. It is an important cultural centre. In 1987 Bath became a World Heritage Site.

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  33. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Picture 14 - Stonehenge (of course!!!)

  34. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Stonehenge is Britain's most famous prehistoric monument. You would find it in Southern England. It was built between 3000-1500 BC. Nobody really knows why Stonehenge was built, but many people think it was to study stars and planets or to worship the sun. Stonehenge was made a World heritage Site in 1986.