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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland occupies two large Islands near the west coast of Europe, the Isle of Man and the Channel Island. Great Britain is washed by the Atlantic ocean, the Irish sea, the North sea and the English channel.

London is the capital of Great Britain.Great Britain can by devided into England, Wales also Schotland and Northern Ireland. The population is about 56 milions inhabitans. The majority of inhabitans are: English, then they are the Scotch, Welsh and Irish. Poeple living in England speaks English, in Wales Welsh.

In Scotland there is quiet different nation and people living in Scotland speak English, but if you ask somebody „Are you Scotish?“ He sais „No, I´m Scotch.

Great Britain is a country full of meadows, forests and fields. Hilly districts can be found especially in Scotland and Northern Wales. The highest mountain in country is Ben Nevis whitch is about 2700 feet (1342 metres high). The lake district in England and Highlands in Scotland are the most picturable parts of Great Britain. They offer sailing, swimming and climbing and they are very attractive for holiday makers. Well know lake in Scotland whitch became famous in 1940 for it´s monster. All lakes in Scotland are called Lochs.

English country-side has a character of it´s own and is different from that in Slovakia. Most farms in Slovakia are in villages, but in England they are lot of isolated farms. This country is full of meadows surrounded by hedges with cows grazing in them. It rains a lot in Great Britain so the vegetation is always rich and green - that is what makes the English countryside so beautiful. But there are also dry country. Dry country is a place, where no spirits are saved on Sundays and Saturdays and all pubs are closed.

Now about ninety percent inhabitans live in towns and about five percent work in agliculture. Great Britain is the oldest industrial country in the world. The industrialisation begin in the second half of sixteen century and in the nineteen century it was the greatest exporter of industry. The most important industries are aircraft and car industry, iron and steel industry, engineering, chemical and textil industry and ship building. Also there are big coal fields especially in Wales around the Cardif and in Scotland around Glascow.

Buckhingham Palace:

There are 2 places in 1. The first is a family house, where children can play and grow up, the second is place where the presidents and kings go to meet the Queen. Buckhingham palace is like a small town. There is a hospital, two sport clubs, post office, swimming pool, cinema and theatre. There are six hundred rooms in Buckhingham palace and 3 miles of red carpet. 2 men work full time to look after the three hundred clocks. About seven hundred people work in Buckhingham palace. When the queen get´s up in the morning, seven people look after her.      

One prepares her bath, one prepares her clothes, one feed her dogs because the Queen is a great lover of dogs. She has nine dogs call royal dogs. They have they own bathrom near the Queen bathroom. The Queen usually drinks coffee from Harrods and eatstoast and eggs, piper play the Scotish music and the Queen reads the times. Every Thursday evening she meets the Prime Minister, they talk about world news and have a drink usually gin and wine or whisky. When the Queen invites a lot of people for diner it takes three days to prepare the table and three days to do the washing up. Everybody has five glasses. One for red wine, one for white wine, one for port, one for liqueur and one for water. During the first and the second course the Queen speaks to the persons on her left.

When the Queen finishes her food everybody finishes and it´s time for the next course.

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