Geography; The British Isles

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The British Isles are a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe that include the islands of Great Britain, Ireland and over six thousand smaller isles. The British Isles lie off the mainland of Europe. Oceans currents and winds keep the weather mild and moist.

The largest island is Great Britain, which is made up of three countries joined together in a United Kingdom. These are England, Scotland and Wales. The second biggest island is called Ireland. The northern part (Northern Ireland) of this is governed as part of the United Kindom, but most of it is separate country called the Republic of Ireland.

England has rich farmland in the south and bleak moors in the north. Both Scotland and Wales include highlands where sheep or cattle are raised. Many islands lie to the west and to the north of Scotland.

There are many large cities in Great Britain. The biggest of all is London, which is the capital of England aswell as the capital of the United Kingdom. The capital of Scotland is called Edinburgh, the capital of Wales is  called Cardiff, the capital of Northern Ireland is called Belfast and the capital of the Republic of Ireland is Dublin.

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Satellite image of the British Isles, excluding Shetland (out of frame) (image: wikipedia)


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