How much do you know about where you live?

The official name of the UK is ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’.

The official flag is the Union Flag, nicknamed the Union Jack.

It was designed to include the English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish flags.

 

The population (number of people who live there) of the UK is around 64 million! England has the highest population between the countries.

 

The currency in the UK is the pound sterling.

 

The longest river is the River Severn. Other main rivers are the Thames, Tay and Tyne.

The largest lake is Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland at 151 square miles.

 

The mountain, Ben Nevis is the highest point in the UK at 1344m.

 

The top 5 biggest cities of the UK are:

  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Leeds
  • Glasgow
  • Manchester

Do you think you could locate these cities on the map?

 

The capital city of England is London.

 

London is the biggest city in Britain and Europe. 8,900,000 people live in London (2018).

 

One of London’s most famous residents is Elizabeth II, the Queen of the UK.