The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is country in NW Europe. It comprises England, Scotland, Wales and the Northern Ireland. Population: 65 million (2018). The capital is the historic London, a leading cultural, financial and insurance center.

Despite its small size, the UK has a varied landscape, from the rugged terrain of in the north to the hills and grasslands of the south coast.

In 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union.

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The Thames River is the principal river of England and is 340 km long. The lower Thames is a tidal estuary with the difference of seven meters between low and high tide at London Bridge. The lower course of the river from London to its mouth is one of the most important industrial regions of Great Britain.







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Anglesey, Wales



Thames River and the Houses of parliament at dusk, Westminster, London.


Moonrise at Caernarfon Castle, in Anglesey, Wales.


Houses of parliament, Westminster, London


Parliament examines what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day. The House of Commons and House of Lords each play an important role in Parliament's work.

Below, Stonehenge, a ring of standing stones erected about 2300 BC on the on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England.


Urquhart Castle ruins overlooking Loch Ness in the in the North and Grampian region of Scotland. Urquhart was one of the castles taken by the English when Edward I invaded in 1296.

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Loch Ness




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Inverness, Highlands


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The Accolade by Edmund Leighton.


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