Geographical Outline of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
1. Geographical Outline of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2. Plan1.Geographical position.
3.Rivers and lakes
6.National parks, Conservation and Recreation
8.National Symbols and Holidays.
3. The UK is situated on the British Isles. They consist of many islands, the larger of which is Great Britain ,the smaller isIreland. The total
area of them and 500 more other islands is a
little more than 244.000.sq.km.
is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. In
the west the country is washed by the
Irish sea,the eastern coast -by the North
Sea. The south- eastern part of Great
Britain is separated from the continent by
the English Channel ,which is 32 km wide
at its narrowest point.
5. The Uk consists of 4 main parts:England,Scotland,Wales and Nothern Ireland.It`s area is 244,000 square klm.
6. Mountains of Great Britain
7. In Scotland a large valley –the Central Lowlands,divides mountains into the Northern Uplands and the Southern Uplands. TheNorthern Uplands is divided into the northwest Highlands and the Grampians where the highest
point of the British Isles Ben Nevis is located
8. Scotland: the Grampians: one of the 3 major mountain ranges in Scotland
9. Ben Nevis, the highest point in the British Isles, 1,343 meters above sea level
10. Rivers rising in the Grampiansthe Spey
11. Scafell Range, Cambria, England
the southern Uplands of Scotland by the
The Cambrian mountains occupy almost the
whole northern and central part of Wales
13. The Pennines - ("backbone of England"The Pennines - ("backbone of
14. Lake District National Park, Scafell PikeThe highest mountain in England: 978 metres
One of three British peaks climbed as part of the
National Three Peaks Challenge.
15. Wales: Snowdonia2170 square kilometres
16. Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales".
Snowdon – the highest
mountain in Wales
Saxon "Snow Dun“ - "snow hill".
in the Forest of Bowland
Cross Fell 893 meters
Celtic “penno” - hill
18. The Highlands
1 Ben Nevis 4409 ft 1344 m Ben Nevis Range
2 Ben Macdui 4295 ft 1309 m Cairngorms
3 Braeriach 4252 ft 1296 m Cairngorms
4 Cairn Toul 4236 ft 1291 m Cairngorm
5 Sgor an Lochain Uaine 4236 ft 1258 m Cairngorm
6. Cairngorm 4081 ft 1244 m Cairngorm
7 Aonach Beag 4049 ft 1234 m Nevis & Grey
8 Aonach Mor 4006 ft 1221 m Nevis & Grey Corries
9 Carn Mor Dearg 4003 ft 1220 m Ben Nevis range
10 Ben Lawers 3983 ft 1214 m Ben Lawers
1 Snowdon 3560 ft
2 Crib-y-Ddysgl 3494 ft
3 Carnedd Llewelyn 3485 ft
4 Carnedd Dafydd 3424 ft
5 Glyder Fawr 3278 ft
6 Glyder Fach 3262 ft
7 Pen yr Olwen 3208 ft
8 Foel Grach 3202 ft
9 Yr Elan 3152 ft
10 Y Garn 3104 ft
21. Rivers The most important rivers: the Severn, the Thames, the Ouse, the Tyre, the Tees,the Eden,the Tweed, the Clyde, the Dee.
22. LakesThere are many lakes in the UK. The
largest of them are Lough Neagh in
Ireland, Loch Lomond and Loch Ness in
23. Mineral resourcesCoal deposits are in England in
Derby and Staffordshire.
Tin and copper are in Cornwall and
Devonshire ,lead and silver ores are
mined in Derbyshire ,Lancashire and
Peak District and Yorkshire Dales.
Snowdonia,Brecon Beacons and the
Pembrokeshire coast.In Scotland there are 3
national parks. They are Loch
Lomond,Fife,Clyde Muirshiel and Pentland
26. In Scotland there are 4 national parks. They are Loch Lomond,Fife,Clyde Muirshiel and Pentland Hills.
27. ENGLANDArea: 131000 sq
28. THE EMBLEM OF ENGLANDThe red rose
England after the
War of the Roses
29. WALESArea: 20761 sq
30. THE WELSH FLAG…shows a
Saint David is the
patron saint of
Saint David`s Day
is celebrated on 1
31. THE EMBLEM OF WALESThe daffodil is
32. SCOTLANDArea: 78800 sq
33. THE SCOTTISH FLAGThe Saint
Andrew`s cross is
the Scottish flag.
Day is celebrated
on 30 November.
34. THE EMBLEM OF SCOTLANDThe thistle, the
of Scotland was
chosen as such
because it saved
the country from
35. NORTHERN IRELANDArea: 14160 sq
36. THE FLAG OF NORTHERN IRELANDUlster is the
name used today
for six counties of
37. THE EMBLEM OF IRELANDThe shamrock,
the emblem of the
Irish is proudly