UK - Geography and Environment
Littlehaven beach, Gower Peninsula,
Photo: Crispin Zeeman/Oxfam
The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern
Ireland. The first three make up the island of Great Britain, which
is connected to France by the Channel Tunnel.
Although the UK is relatively small, the landscape varies widely
from the rugged coastline of Northern Ireland and the remote,
often snow-capped mountains of the Scottish Highlands, to the green
valleys of South Wales, and the flat, fertile fields of the East
Anglia region of England.
The climate is temperate, which means that the summers
are not too hot and winters are not too cold. In most parts of the
UK there is plenty of rainfall all year round which perhaps
explains why British people are famous for grumbling about the weather!
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