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Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy
Geography topics for you to learn and enjoy
UK map

Facts about the UK

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Where is the UK? 
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The UK is in north-west Europe between the North Sea and the Atlantic ocean. An island country, it is the 9th largest island in the world. 

Population of the UK

The population of the UK is 63,395,574 

(July 2013 estimate). It is the 22nd largest population in the world. It is 51st most densely populated country in the world. 

Land area

Covers an area of 243,610 sq km. Roughly the same size as Ecuador, Ghana and Romania. It is the 80th largest country in the world.

Language of the UK

Capital city of the UK

Flag of the UK. 

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English is the official language of the UK.


The UK enjoys a temperate climate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; making it warmer than its northerly latitude would suggest. 


In the UK, Pound sterling is used for currency. 

The capital city of the UK is London, which has a population 8,174,000 people in the built up area. This makes it the 3rd largest city in Europe.

National day

The United Kingdom does not ahave a specific national day. The days of the patron saints of each country are often considered to be like national days. 

Geography Images  - the United Kingdom. 

geography of the UK for kids
The UK is a mixture of the old...

The United Kingdom is home to hundreds of castles built during the previous thousand years. Some are still in use today, for example, this castle in Edinburgh.

The Olympics were held in London for the third time in 2012, the first city in the world to hold such an honour. They brought the country together and had a wonderfully uplifting effect on the nation.  It helped portray a more modern image of the UK to the world. 

Geography of England for kids
... and the new.

Geography Images  - the United Kingdom.

A land with a rich heritage.

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There is a long tradition of democracy in the United Kingdom with constitutional law dating its history back to the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. 

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom but it is also classed as a global city as it is an important part of the economic system. In fact it is one of only two Alpha ++ cities in the world that are classed as such due to their economic and political influence. Also taken into consideration in ranking global cities is the cultural and infrastructure present in a city. 


Source: Wikipedia

Tower bridge | Geography of England for kids
Geography of England | English countryside

A common scene in the countryside will be of fields with rolling hills dotted around with little villages. Despite the majority of Britons being urban dwellers, the countryside holds a popular place in the hearts of Britons with many laws designed to protect it. 

The United Kingdom has a strong cultural heritage which continues today through media companies, music and films. The James Bond films continue to please audiences around the world. 

The UK's strong cultural heritage
England geography for kids

The financial industry plays a large part in the economy through banking, insurance and investments. London has a large stock exchange and it is the largest foreign currency trading centre in the world. 

Geography of the UK | info on England for kids

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with the current reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, coming to the throne in 1952. 

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The UK National anthem.

Ten interesting facts about the United Kingdom.

In this topic, we look at  the geography of the UK. We look at facts about the UK and we see how Britain is a modern country with a rich heritage. From the traditional to the modern, from the unique to the exciting. We look at images of the UK and there information and activities all designed to help you understand all about the Geography of the UK. 


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