GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND Tiia Kalberg Tartu Annelinna GГјmnaasium Inglise keel 5. klass II kooliaste Koolitaja Tiit Mauer Гњlevaade Suurbritannia ja PГµhjaIirimaa sГјmboolikast THE NAME пЃ¬ The UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. пЃ¬ Area 244110 sq km пЃ¬ Population 57 million пЃ¬ Capital London THE BRITISH FLAG пЃ¬ вЂ¦known as the Union Jack, is a combination of three flags:the Saint Andrew`s cross, the Saint Patrick`s cross and the Saint GeorgeВґs cross. THE NATHIONAL ANTHEM пЃ¬ вЂ¦is the oldest in the world, established in 1745 and based on a song of the 17 th century. ENGLAND пЃ¬ Area: 131000 sq km пЃ¬ Population: 48 million people пЃ¬ Capital: London пЃ¬ Language: English THE ENGLISH FLAG пЃ¬ The Saint GeorgeВґs cross is the English flag. пЃ¬ Saint George`s Day is celebrated on 23 April. THE EMBLEM OF ENGLAND пЃ¬ The red rose became the emblem of England after the War of the Roses (14551485) which was the war of the dynasties for the English throne. WALES пЃ¬ Area: 20761 sq km пЃ¬ Population: 29 million people пЃ¬ Capital: Cardiff пЃ¬ Language: English, Welsh THE WELSH FLAG вЂ¦shows a dragon. пЃ¬ Saint David is the patron saint of Wales. пЃ¬ Saint David`s Day is celebrated on 1 March. пЃ¬ THE EMBLEM OF WALES пЃ¬ The daffodil is Welshmen`s national emblem. SCOTLAND пЃ¬ Area: 78800 sq km пЃ¬ Population: 5 million people пЃ¬ Capital: Edinburgh пЃ¬ Language: English,Gaelick THE SCOTTISH FLAG пЃ¬ The Saint Andrew`s cross is the Scottish flag. пЃ¬ Saint Andrew`s Day is celebrated on 30 November. THE EMBLEM OF SCOTLAND пЃ¬ The thistle, the national emblem of Scotland was chosen as such because it saved the country from the enemy. NORTHERN IRELAND пЃ¬ Area: 14160 sq km пЃ¬ Population: 1,6 million people пЃ¬ Capital: Belfast пЃ¬ Language: Irish, English THE FLAG OF NORTHERN IRELAND пЃ¬ Ulster is the name used today for six counties of Northern Ireland. пЃ¬ The flag represents these six counties. THE EMBLEM OF IRELAND пЃ¬ The shamrock, the emblem of the Irish is proudly worn on St.Patrick`s Day, March 17.