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DAILY LIFE IN BRITAIN
FESTIVALS & CELEBRATIONS
FOOD AND DRINK
Where is the UK?
The UK is in the north-west of the European continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. T
he UK has a total area of approximately
The UK is bordered by four seas:
to the south
by the English Channel, which separates it from continental Europe.
to the east
by the North Sea.
to the west
by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
No one in the UK lives more than 120 km (75 miles) from the sea.
The UK is a part of Europe and is a member of the European Union (EU).
What is the official name of the UK?
The official name of the UK is the: "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
The United Kingdom is made up of:
England - The capital is London.
Scotland - The capital is Edinburgh .
Wales - The capital is Cardiff.
Northern Ireland - The capital is Belfast.
England, Scotland and Wales together form Great Britain.
Great Britain and Northern Ireland together form the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" (UK).
What is the capital city of the UK?
The capital of the UK is
When was the UK formed (made)?
The United Kingdom (UK) was formed on January 1, 1801
What are people called in the UK?
People in the UK are called British, although they have different nationalities.
This flag contains three other flags.
The present Union Flag (Union Jack) represented the political union of three kingdoms:
Ireland (now only Northern Ireland).
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