The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is country in NW Europe. It comprises England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Northern Ireland. Population: 62.2 million. The capital Is London, a leading 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.

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A queen confers knighthood to a man

 

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.

 

Houses of parliament, Westminster, London

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

 

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Anglesey, Wales

 

Moonrise at Caernarfon Castle, in Anglesey, Wales.

 

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.

 

Parliament

 

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Inverness

 

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