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More about United Kingdom
Great Britain is surrounded by the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the English Channel. The Irish Sea and Saint George’s Channel separate the largest island in Europe from Ireland. No place is more than 130 km from the sea. In the south of Great Britain there are fertile plains and hilly lands. The region is famous for its parks and gardens. There are large areas of heathland and moorland on the Cornwall peninsula in the south-west. The east is a gently undulating lowland. In the west rise the low mountain ranges of Wales, which are up to 1085 m high in the Cambrian Mountains. The backbone of northern England is formed by the Pennine Mountains (up to 893 m). The largest natural lakes in England are found in the Lake District National Park in the Cumbrian Mountains. Check clothesbliss to see England Overview.
Scotland is predominantly mountainous with extensive meadows and pastures. In the Grampian Mountains lies the kingdom’s highest peak: Ben Nevis (1345 m). The Glen More rift valley with long, deep lakes, including Loch Ness, separates the highlands.
Northern Ireland is mainly a mountain and hill country. In its central lowlands lies the kingdom’s largest lake: Lough Neagh.
The coast of Great Britain is divided by bays and estuaries, especially in the west, and there are also many islands in front of it. The larger islands include the Isle of Wight in the south, the Isles of Scilly in the southwest, and the Isle of Man and Anglesey in the Irish Sea. Off the Scottish coast are the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands.
The climate is oceanic and gets harsher to the north. In the mild winters and cool summers it rains again and again, more in the west than in the east. Often there is fog. The infamous London smog is a thing of the past as less coal is burned and environmental laws have been tightened since the 1960s. The Thames is also clean again.
Population and Religion
The United Kingdom has 66.5 million people. The country is densely populated on average in the EU, especially in the south and in the Midlands. The metropolitan area of the capital London has almost 10.5 million residents. A total of four out of five Britons live in cities. The proportion of foreigners is well above the EU average. Many of the immigrants come from the former British colonies and the EU, especially Poland. So there is a great variety of religions, traditions and eating habits in Great Britain.
In contrast to before, income and property are distributed much more evenly. Today, social differences are more likely to be expressed in lifestyle and leisure activities. Language and expression reveal where someone comes from and what kind of schooling he or she has.
60% of the British are Christians, a quarter do not belong to any religious community. The Anglican Church in England and the Presbyterian Church in Scotland are headed by the Queen. In Northern Ireland around 40% of the population are Catholics. English is spoken throughout the kingdom. About a fifth of the Welsh people also speak Welsh, and Scottish Gaelic is rarely used. Both are Celtic languages.
The public, free school system consists mainly of comprehensive schools with a primary level up to 11 or 12 years and a secondary level up to 16 years. In the upper secondary level up to the age of 18 you can get a degree for a university degree. Of the universities, Oxford and Cambridge are the oldest and most famous. There are also private schools, the public schools. Boarding schools are often attached to them. Parents have to pay for tuition and accommodation. Each part of the country organizes its own school system. In almost all schools, pupils wear uniforms.
The British see their public, tax-funded health care system as a major social achievement. Established in 1948, the National Health Service (NHS) guarantees everyone free medical treatment and low drug prices. However, the waiting times, especially for operations, are often very long. The patient has to pay for services provided by private doctors and hospitals himself.