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The land and the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Map of England within the United Kingdom England is the largest area within the United Kingdom. (see the map) Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain in the North Atlantic. The country also includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
The flag of England (the Cross of Saint George – the patron saint of England) The flag of the England is known as “the Cross of Saint George” – the patron saint of England. Its history dates back to 1277.
The Royal Coat of Arms of England The Coat of Arms of England features three golden lions against the red background. The Royal Coat of Arms of England, dates back to its adoption by Richard the Lion-hearted from 1198–1340. It is one of the most prominent symbols of England.
London, the capital of England (of Great Britain and of the United Kingdom) lies in the mouth of the river Thames.
The City of London skyline from London City Hall The City of London is the world's largest financial, industrial and cultural centre.
The Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) It is the seat of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Palace of Westminster at sunset It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world attracting thousands of tourists.
Big industrial cities in Britain The biggest industrial cities of England are Manchester, Liverpool Birmingham.
Birmingham, England Nowadays Birmingham is the second populous British city.
In the 16th century, thanks to supplies of iron ore and coal metalworking industries became established. By the time of the English Civil War in the 17th century, Birmingham had become an important manufacturing town.
During the Industrial Revolution (from the mid-18th century onwards), Birmingham grew rapidly into a major industrial centre of metallurgy.
Birmingham in 1886 Birmingham was granted city status in 1889 by Queen Victoria.
The Jaguar XF, made by “Jaguar Cars” Despite the decline of manufacturing in the city several significant industrial plants remain, including Jaguar Cars in Castle Bromwich
and Cadbury Chocolate factory known all over the world.
Manchester, England Manchester is a major city in the UK located within the county of Lancashire with a population about 440 thousand people.
Manchester city centre from the Beetham Tower at night Manchester is considered the capital of northern England. It is the third-most visited city in the United Kingdom by foreign visitors and the most visited in England outside London.
Manchester Town Hall, seat of local governance, an example of Victorian era Gothic revival architecture The settlement of Manchester (lat. Mamucium) began in Roman times but as a city Manchester is relatively new.
Cotton mills in Birmingham outskirts (about 1820) Manchester was at the forefront of the 19th century Industrial Revolution, and was a leading centre for textile manufacture. The city's massive cotton industry brought to its growth and flowering.
Manchester was nicknamed “Cottonopolis” where “King Cotton” ruled. Even today, Manchester is marked by its many surviving warehouses and mills.
The Bridgewater Canal, Britain’s first wholly artificial waterway, was opened in 1761, bringing coal from mines to central Manchester.
The former Central Station is now turned into a a great exposition and convention center Manchester was the site of the world’s first railway station.
University of Manchester building It was in Manchester that scientists first split the atom and developed the first programmable computer.
The Opera House, one of Manchester's largest theatre venues Manchester is known for its theatres and concert halls.
The City of Manchester Stadium, home of Manchester City F.C. Manchester is proud of its football fields and
Old Trafford Stadium, the home of Manchester United F.C Manchester United is an English professional football club, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, that plays in the Premier League. It is one of the wealthiest and most widely supported football teams in the world.
Liverpool city centre viewed from Liverpool Cathedral, with the new financial district and historic waterfront on the left Liverpool is 800 years old. It is the fourth largest city in the United Kingdom (third largest in England) and has a population of 435,5 thousand people.
Oriel Chambers, the first 'modern' building in the world In 1851 the city was described as “the New York of Europe” and its buildings stand witness to the supreme ambition of the city at the turn of the 20th century.
Ships in line at the Port of Liverpool's Royal Seaforth Container Terminal Liverpool is a major port of the United Kingdom.
Cruise Ship Crystal Serenity off Liverpool’s Pier Head By the early 19th century 40% of the world's trade passed through Liverpool's docks.
Liverpool was the birthplace of the Beatles. The popularity of The Beatles contributes to Liverpool’s status as a tourist destination. Tourism is an important component of Liverpool's economy.
Morris dancing in the grounds of Wells Cathedral, Wells, England England is rich in traditions and folklore. Have a look at the dancers performing in national costumes!
Tudor Rose (Double Delight) England’s national floral emblem England’s national floral emblem is Tudor Rose (“Double Delight”).