An Introduction to Britain Hello, I'm POLINA ORLOVSKAYA and welcome to window on Britain. What do you know about Britain? How many people live here? What's the capital city? What are the names of other famous cities? The answers in this program.
This is the United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland. That means England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The population of Britain is over fifty eight million. Forty-nine million people live in England. Five million live in Scotland,about three million in Wales, and one and a half million in Northern Ireland.
Seven million people live in London, the capital city. The Prime Minister lives here at 10 Downing Street near the Houses of Parliament. The Head of State is the Queen. The Queens head is on banknotes, stamps and coins. In London she lives here in Buckingham Palace… a very popular place for tourists.
Other famous towns and cities is are Britain are Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland with its old castle. York with its beautiful Cathedral, called York Minster... and its narrow streets. Stratford-upon-Avon,the birth place of William Shakespeare. Liverpool once a very important port and the home of the Beatles. Cambridge and Oxford both famous for their universities. And famous for their bicycles. In both cities a lot of people travel around by bike