Geography of England
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland lies between 50°North and 60°North latitude and the prime meridian of 0° passes through the old observatory at Greenwich. No point in the country is more than 121 km from the sea. The largest islands are Great Britain(divided into England, Scotland and Wales) and Ireland(the northern part which belongs to the United Kingdom).There are also the Isle of Wight off the southern part of England, the Isles of Scilly off the extreme southwest, Anglesey off North Wales, the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea and the Hebrides, Orkneys, Shetlands around Scotland and Channel Island near French coast. The island of Great Britain can be divided into the lowland and the highland area. The lowland area comprises southern and eastern England, while the highland area comprises Scotland most of Wales, the broad central upland known as Pennines and the Lake District. The highest mountains are Ben Nevis in Scotland and Snowdon in North Wales. The longest rivers are the Severn and the Thames in England and the Clyde in Scotland. The best known lakes are in the Lake District (Windermere, Loch Lomond and Loch Ness). Britain has a temperate climate. The prevailing winds are southwesterly and the climate is determined by eastern Atlantic. Rain is common throughout the year.