United Kingdom

Lying in northwestern Europe, is the island nation of the United Kingdom that comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This island nation is surrounded by North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, English Channel and the Irish Sea.

The topography of the UK is such that is divided in two major landforms, the lowland, and the highland zones. England consists of lowland with mountainous terrain and is separated from Scotland on the north by Cheviot Hills. Thames, Seven and the Humber are the main rivers that flow through this region. Scotland consists of 800 islands, and the topography of this region is termed as Highland. The region of Wales is mostly elevated with rugged coastline and mountainous national parks. The highest mountains of Wales are in Snowdonia. The Irish Sea separates Northern Ireland from Great Britain and is mostly a hilly terrain.

Endowed with beautiful scenery and landscapes, rich history and cultural diversity, the United Kingdom has made a remarkable mark on the map of world history. Once a superpower, the country made a significant contribution on the global scale in terms of its culture, language, literature, music, theater and films.

The UK is a country of mixed cultures and people, who are called as British but they can also be either English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish. The British are well-mannered, well-dressed and polite in their speech with a great sense of humour.

London- the capital city is a hub for fashion, food, shopping and famous iconic buildings and landmarks. York is an ancient walled city famous for York Minister Cathedral and walkable pathways. Chester, a 2000 years old city boasts historical, cultural heritage and black and white revival architecture aplenty. Lake District is the second largest National Park in the UK known for hiking and climbing. Bath is a countryside town famous for its natural hot springs and century-old Georgian architecture.

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