English Channel. Geography of the UKThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is situated on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of two large islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and five thousand small islands. Their total area is over 315 000 square kilometers. The British isles are separated from the European continent by the North Sea and the English Channel. The western coast of Great Britain is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea. There are a lot of rivers in Great Britain, but they are not very long. The Severn is the longest river, while the Thames is the deepest and the most important one. Severn. Thames
God save our gracious Queen Long live our noble Queen God save the Queen Send her victorious Happy and glorious Long to reign over us God save the Queen. O Lord our God arise, Scatter her enemies, And make them fall: Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks,On Thee our hopes we fix: God save us all. Thy choicest gifts in store On her be pleased to pour; Long may she reign: May she defend our laws, And ever give us cause To sing with heart and voice God save the Queen. The national flag of the United Kingdom. Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. THE NATIONAL SYMBOLS OF GREAT BRITAINThe Royal Anthem
The national flag of the United Kingdom. British flag is often called the Union Jack. It represents the emblems of three countries under one Sovereign. There are several emblems that appear on the Union Flag. They are crosses of three patron saints. St George’s Cross. St Andrew’s Cross. St Patrick’s Crossthe Union Flag. Great Union Flag. You won’t find Wales on the Union Flag, because it is not represented there. When the first version of the flag appeared, Wales was already united with England. The national flag of Wales is a red dragon on a field of white and green. It dates from the 15th century.
Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, or the Royal Arms for short, is the official coat of arms of the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. These arms are used by the Queen in her official capacity as monarch of the United Kingdom, and officially known as her Arms of Dominion. In Scotland, there exists a separate version of the Royal Arms. Scottish version. Official version
The Royal Anthem. God save our gracious Queen Long live our noble Queen God save the Queen Send her victorious Happy and glorious Long to reign over us God save the Queen. O Lord our God arise, Scatter her enemies, And make them fall: Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks,On Thee our hopes we fix: God save us all. Thy choicest gifts in store On her be pleased to pour; Long may she reign: May she defend our laws, And ever give us cause To sing with heart and voice God save the Queen."God Save the Queen" (alternatively "God Save the King", depending on the gender of the reigning monarch) – is the national or royal anthem of the United Kingdom, which was first performed in 1745, and one of two national anthems used by New Zealand since 1977.
Some interesting facts about England: Favorite hero of children's fairy tales Winnie the Pooh, got his name, thanks to a real bear from the London Zoo. The English always say sorry–excuse me–thank you–please, even if it's not entirely appropriate. In England, traditionally distributed separate cranes for hot and cold water. Absolutely in any area you can find a laundry, because washing at home is not accepted at all. Laces were invented in England in 1790. In the Middle Ages England beer was served as an obligatory part of the meal.
Some interesting facts about Scotland: As it is not strange, the official symbol of Scotland is a mythical animal called the Unicorn. It symbolizes spiritual purity and great wisdom. A special regular flight operates between the islands Westray and Papa Westray. Its length is only 2.4 kilometers. The average flight lasts 74 seconds! According to official figures, it is the shortest in the world. The largest concentration of red-haired people in the world is in Scotland. It's interesting to know that 14% of the population have red hair, and about 40% have this gene. In Scotland there are more than 600 square miles of freshwater lakes, including the famous Loch Ness. One of the most famous Scottish drinks, whiskey, was actually invented in China.
Some interesting facts about Wales: The number of sheep in Wales is 4 times more than the number of people. Wales is the place where the number of castles per square mile is higher than anywhere else in the world. In addition, Wales is the country of the legendary King Arthur. A mathematician from Wales, Robert Record, invented to all of us the familiar equals (=) sign and introduced the plus (+) and minus (-) signs to the British algebra. The highest peak of the Earth, Mount Everest is named after the Welsh explorer and geographer Sir George Everest.
Some interesting facts about Northern Ireland: Тhe famous "Titanic" was built in Belfas. The White House in the USA was built by Irish architect James Hoban. In this country there is a tradition that was legalized as early as the beginning of the eleventh century. On February 29, Irish women have the right to make an offer to men. Well, if a man refused, then he is fined. The Sean's Bar is the oldest in the world. It was opened in the year 900 and still works.