Chanel Miles – Harris Period : 3 Senior Project Introducing The United Kingdom The UK is commonly known as the United Kingdom . The United Kingdom is located off the NorthWestern coast of Mainland Europe . United Kingdom is mostly made of Great Britain & Great Britain is England , Wales , and Scotland which is in the North of Ireland , they have they have there distant and different culture and they all have a feel of there own . England is traditionally the dominant nation within the UK with over 80% of the share of the total population . The capital of the UK is London. London is the largest city in the United Kingdom .The currency is pound sterling. The Climate there is okay but, the average temperature is 35 degrees , it changes when the month changes & the temperature goes up but , it mostly goes down in the summer it’s 32 degrees at the most and in the winter it’s freezing . The longest River is River Seven . The language spoken is English but in Scotland it’s English and Scots and in Wales it’s English and Weish .The UK is known as the union flag or union jack . It’s a symbol of administrative unification of the countries of the United Kingdom. The religion is very difficult in the UK , 59% of the people are Christian , 4.4% is Muslim , 1.3 is Hindu and the rest is not religious at all , the religion there is not the best but at least some people are religious . . The population there is 65,630,000 which means it’s a lot of people there . The people in the UK is mostly white people but it is some mixed people but the asians have the smallest amount of people there . A lot of people move to the UK because , of the fun things to do and enjoy such as the London eye is a giant ferris wheel in London on the South Bank of River Thames & the height is about 443 feet also its the world’s tallest ferris wheel ( also its the most popular thing in london) The London Eye can carry about 800 people at a time . Big Ben is a huge tower ,it is the Great bell of the clock at the nort end of palace on west minister in London . Tower of London is a Royal Palace . Buckingham Palace is a palace that is the headquarters of the monarchy & people go there to join together . Some more activities is museums and beautiful palaces . Also the tour they go on is so cool like the warner brothers tour , the strawberry tours and the thames rocket . Those were just some places people go for enjoyment & activities you could do but the major cities in the UK are Birmingham , Liverpool , Manchester in England , Belfast and Londonderry , again these are just a few because there are so many . A cool thing that happens in the UK is if you reach your 100th birthday you get a personal card from the queen . The UK has a range international sports teams like football , rugby , cricket , netball , darts , golf , tennis , table tennis , squash , bowls , hockey and finally boxing . They have almost every sport but the most popular & the most played is football ( soccer) , some people are famous from playing football .An for the ladies that love shopping such as myself , UK has beautiful stores with cute clothes , the stores are liberty , Burberry , belstaff , Dover street market , fortnum and mason , marches fashion , Harrods , Browns , selfridges and Paul Smith these are some of the popular stores that females shop . Shopping is something popular that women do and the UK have amazing stores so that would be a great place to take a women . The United Kingdom was found in 1563. The UK has a background story on how each the countries formed the UK . Wales was joined with the England due to the Acts of Union in 1536 , and that’s why they say that’s the date that the UK was founded . I’m 1600 that’s when Ireland came along , and they joined through the Acts of union also . Nine countries from Ireland was still apart of the UK so that’s why they got the name The UK of Northern Ireland . Then in the 20th century they were officially apart of the UK. In the UK , the prime minister leads the government with the support of the cabinet and ministers . Also the head of the state is Queen Elizabeth II .The UK has a lot of wars they went through they had ” The Wars of the Three Kings ” , ” The English Civil War ” , ” Battle of Agincourt ” , ” Wars of Scottish Independence ” , ” Third English civil war ” , ” Cromwelliam conquest of Ireland ” , ” First Anglo Dutch war ” and finally the ” First Anglo Dutch war ” . The first prime minister of the UK was Sir Robert Walepole . He served twice as the prime minister of the United Kingdom . He was the prime minister from 1721 – 1742 . He was chancellor of the exchequer for about the same time . They had a lot of inventions that they invented such as the magnifying glass in 1250 . The person who invented that his name was Roger Bacon. Another cool invention is the telephone that was invented in 1876 and the person was Alexander Graham Bell. The important invention to me was the television which was invented in 1926 and the inventor was John logie Baird . Those were just some achievements that I thought were the most important . The UK has some key events that were really important like in 1914 , world war 1 outbreak , UK hostilities against Germany . Also another important event was in 2005 when London had about 52 people died and 700 were injured because of a bomb . A lot of people were really hurt & place were destroyed. Fun Fact : Another cool thing is the cars are so cute . The cars are mostly small . They also drive on the left side of the road .Fun Fact : England has the oldest Zoo in the world .Fun Fact : The Union Jack or union flag is the national flag of the UK. It consists of a symmetric Red Cross on a white field with the union flag in the canton .My First exciting thing about the UK is Food . I would love the food because I love to eat their popular dish is fish and chips which is my favorite . British people have been eating fish & chips since the 19th century . They have a lot of different foods like different flavor stews , sauces , lamb , Chinese , pizza . England is known for their island cuisine . The best UK comfort food is the roast dinners and I’m pretty sure it’s great . For the beverages part in England they are huge tea drinkers and the most popular teas are oolong , earl grey tea , Darjeeling , the breakfast tea and finally green tea . The best desserts are so good looking that I wanna try all them like the orange fool & mulava pudding . The food is pretty normal foods not much sure it’s great . Children over the age of 5 are allowed to drink alcohol . The best desserts are so good looking that I wanna try all them like the orange fool & mulava pudding . The food is pretty normal foods not much changes and the drinks are to.The UK has a totally different arrangement on how they do there education compared to the US . They have 4 groups of different levels depending on your age . You can start at 5 years old and it ends at the age of 16 years old . It’s different levels of work in the UK , and the levels get harder and harder as you get older . The different groups are Primary education ( 5-7) the primary stage just introduces you to what your going to be doing . Secondary education ( 7-11) is just a more work maybe a little harder . Further education ( 11 – 14) if you don’t want to take the Further group you don’t have to you can move to something else but if you plan on going to college you have to . An the last one is Higher Education ( 14 – 16) this is the most important group out of all the groups & doing the higher education you will enter the most highest education in the UK . In the UK most of the school or funded by the government . All boys & girl must attend full time time education until they turn 16 years old . In England and Wales there education is between the ages 5- 18 . I absolutely love the United Kingdom for the simple fact of it’s so unique & different from the unique . The UK is like a beautiful place to visit . To start it off the food is great and i love fish and chips . I love seeing what people do in different places and see how they do things . This was a great thing to do so i could learn more about the country . I know I would enjoy myself if I were to go there and venture there . this couThe Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Act of Union.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 3 June 2016, www.britannica.com/event/Act-of-Union-Great-Britain-1707. ntry .