The official name of Great Britain is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The British Isles consist of two large islands – Great Britain (comprising England, Wales, Scotland) and Ireland (comprising Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic) and more than five thousand smaller islands. They include the Isle of Man, Anglesey, the Hebrides, the Orkneys, the Shetlands and the Channel Islands.
The west coast is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea, the east coast by the North Sea and the south coast by the English Channel. The Channel is very narrow. It is about 33 km wide.
The population of Great Britain is about 58 million people.
Great Britain can be divided into two main regions – Lowland Britain and Highlands Britain.
Lowland Britain lies in the south-east of England. Highlands Britain comprises the whole of Scotland, almost the whole of Wales and south-west of England. The Scottish Highlands with Ben Nevis are the highest mountains in the British Isles, in Wales the highest mountain is Snowdon. The Pennines /penainz/ occupy the central part of Northern England. They are called the Backbone of England.
Britain is a beautiful country with many places of interest, attractive countryside