Great Britain. Map of Great Britain Great Britain is part of Europe
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- Great Britain
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- Map of Great Britain Great Britain is part of Europe
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- Great Britain Flag There is a blue field with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland); properly known as the Union Flag, but commonly called the Union Jack; the design and colors (especially the Blue Ensign) have been the basis for a number of other flags including other Commonwealth countries and their constituent states or provinces, as well as British overseas territories.
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- Name the King, Queen or President of the country. The Queen of Great Britain is called Queen Elizabeth II
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- Name the capital city. The capital city of Great Britain is London, which is 244,820 sq km.
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- Name the River that runs through the city The largest river that runs through London is called the River Thames. This river can be used by boats.
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- Name three landmarks of the country. Stonehenge Hadrians Wall The Tower of London
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- Landmark Stonehenge Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain and has attracted visitors from earliest times. It stands as a timeless monument to the people who built it. The Stonehenge that we see today is the final stage that was completed about 3500 years ago, but first let us look back 5000 years.
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- Landmark Hadrians wall Hadrians Wall is a world heritage site in Northern England. The statistics and logistics are impressive. This massive Roman civil engineering project was begun approximately 1900 years ago. It is built of stone and wide enough for centurions to march three abreast along most of its length. The wall cuts Northern Britain in half just south of the current Scottish Border. It is over 55 miles in length, from the Irish Sea; west of Carlisle to the mouth of the River Tyne on the east coast
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- Landmark The Tower of London The Tower of London was first built in 1078 by William the Conqueror(1066- 1087) and was completed by William II who was tragically killed by Walter Tyrell in a hunting accident in the New Forest. During the Towers history it has been a palace, prison, treasury, zoo and arsenal. The Crown Jewels are housed in the tower. Also the Medieval Palace, the " Bloody" Tower. Free tours by the Yeoman Warders. A new exhibition the 'Crowns and Diamonds', showing the development of Royal Crowns in Britain is in the Martin Tower. Visitors should allow 2- 3 hours for your visit.
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- What is the country famous for? Concorde Rolls Royce cars The Beatles
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