What is the UK?
The UK is made of four countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Area and Population
CountryArea (km2)PopulationEngland130,39551,600,000Scotland78,7725,200,000Wales20,7793,000,000Northern Ireland13,8431,800,000UK243,78962,100,000
Geography SkillsPopulation density is the number of people in a given area.
To work out the population density divide the number of people by the area
For example, the population density of England can be found as follows:
51600000 / 130395 = 395 or395 people per km2
Population densityWhich country in the UK do you think has the highest population density, and why?
Which country in the UK do you think has the lowest population density, and why?
CountryCapital CityLife ExpectancyMenLife ExpectancyWomenMembers of ParliamentEnglandScotlandWalesNorthern IrelandUKLondon77.981.9650
Sites to searchCapital Cityhttp://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/capitals.htm
CountryCapital CityLife ExpectancyMenLife ExpectancyWomenMembers of ParliamentEnglandLondon7882.1533ScotlandEdinburgh75.380.159WalesCardiff77.181.440Northern IrelandBelfast76.781.318UKLondon77.981.9650
Quiz timeIn which country do women live longest?
Which country has the lowest life expectancies for men and women?
What is the capital city of Wales?
How many MPs does Northern Ireland have in the UK Parliament?
Which country has the second largest area?
What else can you tell me about the UK?