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:-Great Britain refers to England, Scotland, and Wales put together; the official name of UK is the ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’. The Map of Britain points to the most important cities in Britain including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Coventry, Swansea, Bristol, Norwich, Oxford, and Southampton. Great Britain is one of the most visited parts of the world and its greatest tourist attractions are St David’s Cathedral, Hay on Wye, Powis Castle & Garden, Portmeirion, Caernarfon Castle, National Museum of Scotland, the Culross Palace, Wallace Monument, the Edinburgh Zoo, Loch Lomond Shores, Stonehenge, Castle Howard, York Minster, Warwick Castle, Statford-upon Avon, Blenheim Palace, and the Roman Baths. London the capital of the UK is one of the most visited cities in the world; its prime attractions are St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the London Bridge, and the Tower Bridge.

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Great Britain is a broad term that generally refers to not only England, but also Scotland and Wales. There are several important facts that you ought to know about this region. These include her: population, major cities, geographical position, top travel destinations, climatic conditions, people and culture as well as natural divisions.

Other important facts that you ought to familiarize yourself with are her economy and form of government. This map provides valuable information about Britain.


Population

According to the UN, Great Britain has a population of approximately 65,344,000 people. This is equivalent to about 0.9% of the entire world population. Britain’s population density is 701 people/ square mile, or 271 people/ square kilometer. These people live on a land area of approximately 93,000 square miles/ 242,000 square kilometers.

About 54,000,000 people or 82% of the entire population live in urban areas, whereas 18% reside in rural areas. By the year 2020 and 2030, Great Britain’s population is expended to grow to 66,700,000 and 70, 113,000 people respectively.

Geographical position

United Kingdom is geographically positioned off the NW coast of continental-Europe. It occupies the larger part of British Isles archipelago. UK comprises of Great Britain Island, the NE 1/6 of the Ireland Island as well as several surrounding islands.

Great Britain is strategically located between the N. Sea and the N. Atlantic. The Ireland Republic and the UK share a 499-kilometer land boundary.

Climatic conditions

Are you aware that different regions of Great Britain experience different climatic conditions? The North Western region is characterized by cool summers, heavy rainfall throughout the year as well as mild winters, whereas the North Eastern part is characterized by cool summers, steady rain and cold winters.

The S. Western region experiences warm summers, light rainfall and mild winters, while the S. Western region generally experiences warm summers, heavy rainfall throughout the year as well as mild winters.

Natural divisions

Great Britain is divided into bio-geographical zones that reflect different geological foundations, wildlife as well as natural processes and systems.

Are you aware that the UK comprises of 120 natural areas? These areas range from The Fens to the N. Penninnes, the Lizard as well as the Dorset Heaths.

Britain can be broadly classified into the following natural areas: North East, South West, North West, South East, Yorkshire, East of England, West Midlands as well as East Midlands.

Economy

The Pound Sterling is the currency used in Great Britain. The country is a member of the European Union, World Trade Organization as well as other trade organizations.

The base borrowing rate is 0.25%, and approximately 15% of the entire population lives below the poverty line. UK has an impressive labor force that comprises of 32 million people. The unemployment rate is a paltry 4.8%.

As far as ease of conducting business is concerned, Britain is ranked 7th globally. Industries that substantially contribute to the economy are: aerospace, consumer goods, agriculture, chemicals, automotive as well as professional services, among others.

The government

Are you aware that the United Kingdom’s government is headed by the Prime Minister? The PM is generally responsible for overseeing operations in the civil service as well as other government agencies. The current PM is the Right Honorable Theresa May. UK’s cabinet comprises of the senior-most government officials. Currently, there are 120 ministers. They comprise of the prime minister, twenty-two cabinet ministers as well as ninety-seven other ministers.

People and culture

The culture in Great Britain is primarily influenced by its historical background as a developed country, major power and liberal democracy. Most of her people are Christians. Each of the regions has different customs and cultures.

UK’s culture is also influenced by Europe’s wider culture as well as humanism, representative democracy and Protestantism that was developed from the broad Western culture. British literature, education, music, architecture, cinema, philosophy, art, media, theater, as well as comedy are very important components of the British culture.

Top travel destinations

The following are top ten travel destinations in the United Kingdom for both domestic and foreign tourists:

1. Yorkshire
2. Brighton
3. Cotswolds
4. Bath
5. Devon
6. Cornwall
7. Lake District
8. London
9. Norfolk
10. Suffolk

If you visit any of the aforementioned destinations, you ought to seriously consider staying in the following exceptional hotels:

  • Yorkshire's Swinton Park and Middlethorpe Hall & Spa
  • Brighton's YHA Brighton and Artist Residence Brighton
  • Cotswolds' The Old Swan & Minster Mill and Barnsley House
  • Bath's SACO Bath and the Queensbery Hotel
  • Devon's Bovey Castle and Red Lion-Clovelly
  • Cornwall's Watergate Bay and the Scarlet
  • Lake District's Cuckoo Brow Inn and Brimstone @ Langdale
  • London's Brown’s Hotel and Zetter Townhouse
  • Norfolk's Blakeney Hotel and Congham Hall Hotel
  • Suffolk's Swan in Southwold and the Bildeston Crown
Other great travel destinations include: London, Manchester, Edinburg, Glasgow, Liverpool, York, Llandudno, Torquay as well as Blackpool.

Cities in Great Britain

Are you aware that the United Kingdom has 69 cities? Are you also aware that England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have fifty-one, seven, six and five cities respectively?

The following is a list of cities found in Great Britain: Aberdeen, St. Albans, Bangor, Ripon, Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Preston, Bradford, Brighton & Hove, Portsmouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Plymouth, Cardiff, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Peterborough, Chester, Coventry, Derby, Perth, Derry, Dundee, Durham, Oxford, Edinburg, Ely, Gloucester, Nottingham, Hereford, Inverness, Kingston, Norwich, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Newport, Litchfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, Newcastle, City of London as well as Manchester, among other cities.

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Last Updated : January 31, 2017

Official Name Kingdom of Great Britain
ContinentEurope
Lat Long53°50N2°25W
Area229,848 km2 (88,745 sq mi)
Population60,800,000 (as of 2011 census)
CapitalLondon
Largest CityLondon
Official LanguagesEnglish
Major ReligionRoman Catholic
Form of GovernmentParliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
PresidentMonarch Queen Elizabeth II
Prime MinisterTheresa May
CurrencyPound sterling (GBP)
GDP$2.378 trillion (8th) 2013 estimate
Calling Code44
Time ZoneGMT (UTC) Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Internet TLD.uk



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