WHERE IS IRELAND?The official name of Great Britain is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). It occupies the territory of the British Isles. It is composed of about 5,500 large and small islands. The two biggest islands are Great Britain and Ireland. Great Britain (UK) consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. The total area of the UK is about 244,100 square kilometers. The country is washed by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Irish Sea. The population of Great Britain is over 56 million people.
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Stop &checkWhere is Northern Ireland?What is the official name of the country?How many people live in the UK?What countries are in the UK?
Geography of Northern Ireland
The biggest island is Britain. The second biggest is Ireland. Northern Ireland is on the North of Ireland. Northern Ireland is at its nearest point only 21km from Scotland. It has 488-km border in the south and vest with the Irish Republic. apital is Belfast, which stands at the mouth of the river Lagan.
Ireland is a part of the U.K., but it has its own parliament, education system& even international football team.Their children go to school at the age of 4.
Belfast is a capital of Northern Ireland. One third part of its population lives here.
Panorama of Belfast seen from a tower block of Queen's UniversityBelfast has more then 5oo,ooo citizen.
Names of peopleA person`s name tell us where their family come from. `Mac` or `Mc` in a surname (for example, McDonald or McCartney) is Irish or Scotish. `O` in surname (for example, O`Henry) is Irish.Paul McCartney in 1964
Facts ,facts, factsSt. Patrick`s Day is the national holiday of Ireland. Green colour is everywhere. People wear green clothes, drink green beer & have folk dance competitions.
1. The capital of Northern Ireland is___________a. Dublinb. Belfastc. Cardiff2The population of U.K. is__________________a. 47 mlnb. 65 mlnc. 56 mln3.The national holiday is_________a. St. George`s dayb. St. Patrick`s dayc. St. Henry`s day
4. Northern Ireland has the border with _______a. Scotlandd. Walesc. Irish Republic5. The song Belfast was performed by the group _______.a. Boney-Md. Queenc. Prodigy
Where is Stonehenge?__________ In England In Scotland In Northern Ireland
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