The United Kingdom
Great Britain, or just Britain,is the geographical name of the largest island of the British Isles and Europe, and comprises England, Wales,and Scotland. The united kingdom, includes Northern Ireland. The rest of ireland became independent in 1921 and is known as the Republic of Ireland. Britain is part of the continent of Europe but is separated from the mainland by the North Sea and the English channel. The ''Euro Tunnel'' connects England and France. The term ''Great'' was used for the first time by James 1° in 1603 when he acceded to the throne of England and Wales and appointed himself king og Great Britain. The chief river is thames. The thames that flows through London cutting it into 2 parts. The capital of the United Kingdom is London. Other important cities are: Liverpool, Manchester,Birmingham,Glasgow,Edinburgh and Cardiff. The monetary unit is the Pound Sterling.