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!!!Great Britain!!!. Typed and edited by Erin Rogers Pictures by Hayley Wheeler All information found by websites provided by www.ask.com. Discovery…. Great Britain or The United Kingdom was united in 1707 AD. The countries that unified were Scotland, Britain, and the Islands of Wales. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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!!!Great Britain!!!

!!!Great Britain!!!Typed and edited by Erin RogersPictures by Hayley WheelerAll information found by websites provided by www.ask.comDiscoveryGreat Britain or The United Kingdom was united in 1707 AD. The countries that unified were Scotland, Britain, and the Islands of Wales.But it was not really decided who discovered it because it was brought together by Acts of Union 1707 and 1800.What Does Great Britain Look Like?

Where is it Located?Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France.Great Britain is located about 35km away from France, and is connected by a tunnel under the English Channel.North England, Wales and Scotland is cover in mountains and moorland, while the south is mostly low-lying agricultural land.Ben Nevis, Scotland is 1,343m (4,406 ft.) above sea level- The highest mountain in Great BritainThe lowest point in Great Britain- Fenlands witch is 4m below sea levelThe length from North to South is about 600 miles (1,000 km)

The FlagGreat Britain has not had a flag since 1800. The flag comprised St George's cross (a centred red cross on a white background representing England and Wales, which had been unified in the sixteenth century) and the Saltire (the flag of Scotland; a diagonal white cross on a blue background).

The Union Flag (the flag of the United Kingdom) which came into being on 1 January 1801, added to the above St Patrick's cross, a diagonal red cross on a white background. Until 1922 St Patrick's cross represented Ireland. It now represents Northern Ireland as the fourth part of the United Kingdom.Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_the_great_britain_flag_represent#ixzz17OJefWoQ

Prime Stuff of Great BritainPopulation- 61,113,205 (July 2009)Chief of State- Queen Elizabeth the 2nd(II)Head of State- Prime Minister David CameronCapital- LondonMain Cities- London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, CardiffOfficial Language- EnglishMain Religion- ChristianityCurrency- Pound sterlingClimate: temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast.Dialing Code - the international dialing code for the UK is +44.* Time - UK is at GMT.National Dog: English Bulldog

How does population effect people?Population is a huge group of people made up into one, which those people may have religion or cultures, just maybe both. Oh and ethnics cant forget about that.

Religions of Great BritainAccording to http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/UK.html from 2001 the following religions were practiced: Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1%Cultures In Great Britain there are so many cultures that they say more than 3,500 cultures are there just alone.

But one of the greatest and widely known is Britishness: It Means as a (noun)1. the people native to or inhabiting Great Britain2. the English language as spoken and written in Great Britain, esp. in southern England3. the Celtic language of the ancient Britons As an adjective1. of or pertaining to Great Britain or its inhabitants2. used esp. by natives or inhabitants of Great BritainBritishness comes in many different ways

BritishnessBritishness makes a huge impact on the religion, culture and mostly everything and everyone. It changes lives actually.Examples are:

Ethnicities Well the same exact websites said the following ethnics are in the UK:White (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001 census)

Chart Time: Great Britains Ethnics

1. English 83.6%2. Scottish 8.6%3. Indian 1.8%4. Welsh 4.9%5. Black 2%6. Pakistani 1.3%7. Mixed 1.2%8. Other 1.6%More about the PeopleIn Great Britain they have some kind of class system there isnt really a name for it but they do group people together by demeanor, accent, manners and comportment. Another thing is that most British people will talk to you without using emotions of facial expressions, its more of a formal act. When it comes to being with someone they are talking to they are a few feet away, and when you hear the word kiss some think make out or something that must not be spoken about but in Great Britain they think family or privacy. I know this might be stereo typing one group but they kiss in private and think it is wrong to kiss openly.

Languages of Great Britain THE QUEEN HAS ARRIVED!!!Queen Elizabeth the 2nd or Elizabeth II is the queen of England at this present day. Her majesty is 84 years old and is still in good health. She has two dogs, and 4 children(Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward).

Her Royal Pain I Mead Head of StateIf you did not know that the Prime Minister the prime minister is David Cameron, well now you know! His job is to keep the country that he is maintaining in order. So he has a lot of responsibilities.

The GovernmentGreat Britain has a Constitutional Monarchy and Common Wealth.Constitutional Monarchy :Is a monarchy that has limited restrictions because they have to follow the rules and regulations of the constitution and laws of the nation.And common wealth is 1. The people of a nation or state; the body politic. 2. A nation or state governed by the people; a republic.The background that is provided is the slogan of the Great Britain government.

BobbiesWhat is it? A Bobbie is what a single police officer is called. Most wear black coats with their ranks on them and with bowler hats that have the emblem of the queen.

Pound Sterling? A pound sterling if you were paying attention is what the British call there money.One pound is equal to $1.61 as of Dec.1 But that rate goes up and down almost everyday. So you might pay for 1 pound for 4 American dollars.

Great Cities Well you all know London but did you know it is also the capital of Great Britain. Not just England but Great Britain too(ooo what now).So that means one of the great cities would be London. But there is also more like:Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff.

Famous PeopleSome of the most famous people are:Sir Winston Churchill -Winston Churchill was a politician, a soldier, an artist, and the 20th century's most famous and celebrated Prime Minister. Diana, Princess of Wales -From the time of her marriage to the Prince of Wales in 1981 until her death in a car accident in Paris in 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales was one of the world's most high-profile, most photographed, and most iconic celebrities. Charles Darwin -Charles Darwin was a British naturalist of the nineteenth century. He and others developed the theory of evolution. This theory forms the basis for the modern life sciences. Darwin's most famous books are 'The Origin of Species' and 'The Descent of Man'. William Shakespeare -William Shakespeare was a playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in English literature. He wrote dozens of plays which continue to dominate world theater 400 years later. Sir Isaac Newton -Isaac Newton was a mathematician and scientist who invented differential calculus and formulated the theory of universal gravitation, a theory about the nature of light, and three laws of motion. Queen Elizabeth I -The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth 1 reigned England from 15581603. Her reign was marked by several plots to overthrow her, the execution of Mary Queen of Scots (1587), the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588), and domestic prosperity and literary achievement. Find out more about Elizabeth 1John Lennon- John Lennon was a musician and composer who was a member of the Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s.

More Famous PeopleCaptain James Cook -James Cook was an explorer of the eighteenth century, known for his voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Cook visited New Zealand, established the first European colony in Australia, and was the first European to visit Hawaii. He also approached Antarctica and explored much of the western coast of North America. Queen Victoria -Victoria's nearly 64-year reign was the longest in British history. Sir Paul McCartney -McCartney was a singer, songwriter and guitarist for The Beatles, the biggest rock band of the 1960s. Queen Elizabeth II -Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), is the Queen regnant and Head of State of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and fifteen other Commonwealth countries. David Beckham -Beckham is a leading English footballer and a former star of the legendary team Manchester United. Thomas Paine -British-born American writer and Revolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain. In England he published The Rights of Man (17911792), a defense of the French Revolution. King Henry VIII -Henry VIII is one of the most famous and controversial kings of England. His divorce from Catherine of Aragon, his first wife, compelled him to break from the Catholic Church by the Act of Supremacy (1534). Charles Dickens writer, Charles Dickens wrote some of the most popular and widely read novels of the 19th century, from Oliver Twist to A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. King Arthur -A legendary British hero, said to have been king of the Britons in the sixth century A.D. and to have held court at Camelot. Sir Alexander Graham Bell Scottish-born American inventor of the telephone. And many many more!!!

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