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The British Isles are composed of different nations and groups of nations. Each has its flag and territory.
Countries and nations: maps and flags - Exercise -  
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Facts - exercise 1 - exercise 2 - top of the page
Nations Languages Population Inhabitants Islands Countries Area (km2) Area (sq mi)
England English, Cornish 53 million English Great Britain The United Kingdom of
Great Britain and
Northern Ireland
Population: 64 million
Inhabitants: Britons
Great Britain
209,331 km2
80,823 sq mi
The United Kingdom of
 Great Britain and
 Northern Ireland
242,495 km2 (80th)
93,628 sq mi
130,279 km2 50,301 sq mi
Scotland English, Scottish Gaelic, Scots 5.3 million Scots 77,933 km2 30,090 sq mi
Wales English, Welsh 3 million Welsh 20,779 km2 8,022 sq mi
Ireland Ulster
English, Irish Gaelic, Ulster Scots 1.8 million Northern Irish Isle of Ireland
84,421 km2
32,595 sq mi
14,130 km2 5,456 sq mi
Eire English, Irish Gaelic 4.6 million Irish The Republic of Ireland 70,273 km2 (120th)
27,133 sq mi
(120th) 70,273 km2 27,133 sq mi


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England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland The Republic of Ireland
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lion unicorn
licorne
dragon red hand harp
patron saint or
historical character
St George St Andrew St David William of Orange St Patrick
April 23rd November 30th March 1st July 12th March 17th
England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland The Republic of Ireland
plant
rose oak tree
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thistle
chardon
leek
poireau
daffodil
jonquille
flax
(fleur de) lin
shamrock
trfle
Other symbols The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
bulldog celtic cross


Geography -  [click on the names on the maps to hear the sounds] top of the page
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The British Isles - Oceans, seas, rivers and lakes The British Isles - Islands
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The British Isles - Regions The British Isles - Cities


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