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*****Nobody lives here #Population #UK. UK leads world in: - Books published per person - Largest TV broadcaster - Overseas territories - Oldest currency - Offshore wind energy. *****The UK: Building a picture / changing places / Key Stage 2 teaching resources This module, comprising seven lessons or half a term's work, focusses on the UK.

*****The UK: Building a picture / changing places /

#Map explains which #geography #UK #GB etc refers too. I sometimes say GB when I mean UK. Sorry :) *****UK GB political geography map explainer: Here is a better #map explaining the nomenclature of the #geography of all those islands north of France (not sure if I can say Britain...) The 13 unhappiest places to live in Britain. Wikicommons/Tanya Dedyukhina The top 13 unhappiest places to live in Britain are all in England.

The 13 unhappiest places to live in Britain

The Office for National Statistics releases data every year on how happy people are across the UK. In its latest report last week "Personal well-being in the UK: Oct 2015 to Sept 2016" it showed that average ratings of anxiety increased slightly between the years ending September 2015 and 2016. The ONS asked people to respond on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is "not at all" and 10 is "completely," to the following questions: overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? From there, the ONS produced estimates of the mean ratings for all 4 personal well-being questions. "At a time when economic measures are generally improving, this is not necessarily reflected in how people tell us they are feeling about their lives," said Matthew Steel, a statistician at the Office for National Statistics.

*****The true shape of the UK economy (size = share of UK GDP)


The legend of Owain Glyndwr (part 1 of 8) 12 April 1606. The flags of St George & Andrew plus the Cross of St Patrick, which was added in 1801, became the official union flag. *****12 Maps That Will Change The Way You Look At Scotland. #Map shows that population of #Scotland comfortably fits into #London. Good to know. *****Not many wild beasts around Salisbury now...(also Canterbury)

*****Union flag: 28 March 1800. Irish Parliament passed the Act of Union with England (took effect 1 Jan 1801. It created UK of Great Britain and Ireland. *****1982: Nationwide visited Central Scotland's answer to Silicon Valley, Silicon Glen. Technically it isn't a glen... *****British Isles after the Vikings invaded the English, Britons, Irish, Scots, Welsh (who were all fighting among themselves anyway)

Great Britain Collection, Atlas of Places - Atlas of Places. Great Britain Collection, Atlas of Places Muriz Djurdjevic & Thomas Paturet Date : 2016 Projection : OSGB 1936 / British National Grid Data : Ordnance Survey Text : Wikipedia.

Great Britain Collection, Atlas of Places - Atlas of Places

The British Isles explained in one chart. The absurdly confusing lands of the British Crown, explained in 1 chart. US states overlaid on areas of Europe with equal population Source: Reddit User Speech500. ***UK areas w popn equal to London. Kennington Barlow via Chuffing Cross: the northern Northern line. Japan, New Zealand and UK Size Comparison #Japan #NewZealand #Sizecomparisonmaps #UK. Animated #map morphs #UK by regional #GDP and highlights the importance of #London for national #economy. @galka_max. Population density.

The one thing each UK county leads in. Welsh women at tea c. 1905. London labour & the London poor is sad reading but intrigued by cluster of female “criminals” along Welsh border. #OTD 1937: John Hume was born. The Nobel Laureate, civil rights leader and architect of the Northern Ireland peace process is 80 today. Twitter. 1000+ images about Stamps A-Z on Pinterest. Maps. I think it is disrespectful King Harold II to leave his ancestral lands in Sussex outside the province of Wessex. ***Interactive UK statistics. We’re always looking for new ways to bring statistics to light and so we’ve assembled a list of highlights of the past year, from tools to aid understanding of the EU referendum debate, to issues like migration, unpaid work and the gender pay gap.

***Interactive UK statistics

Test your knowledge on the gender pay gap Did you know that the average gap in pay between men and women in the UK is 9.4%? Test your knowledge on the difference between earnings of men and women in seven different occupations ASHE full-time earnings gender pay gap, 2016, UK Baby Names – how popular is yours? Find out using our interactive graphic that shows the top 100 names for baby boys and girls in England and Wales for every ten years between 1904 and 1994 and for each year from 1996 onwards. What’s the best time for a wedding? Did you know that on average there were 508 weddings on 30th December between 1995 and 2013 (the most recent data available)? We put together two innovative ways to visualise and understand wedding data. The United Kingdom takes pride in Scotland’s success. I wish everyone in the UK and across the world a very happy #StAndrewsDay. Birthplace of English Monarchs since William the Conqueror - Zoomable Image. Love this photo of the ferry heading into Ardrossan. Captured wonderfully by William McKnight. #SaveOurFerry.

#OMGB - GREAT Britain - Home of Amazing Moments campaign. International campaign Building on the success of the initial campaign in the Americas and Europe, we have launched #OMGB (Oh My GREAT Britain) - Britain, Home of Amazing Moments in Australia and China, marking the beginning of phase two of the campaign that is due to roll out globally in the next few months.

#OMGB - GREAT Britain - Home of Amazing Moments campaign

Each market will have carefully selected ‘moments’ that resonate with the audience to provide a richer experience. Locate That Landmark Game. Higher than Ben Nevis (the highest point in the UK) 12 data maps that sum up London. Image copyright James Cheshire/Oliver Uberti A new collection of data maps of London reveals a city heaving with information.

12 data maps that sum up London

A quick quiz question for you. UK coastline.. which country is due east/west? — Steven Kay aka stevefaeembra. England vs Great Britain vs United Kingdom Explained. Venn Diagram Map created by Anna Debenham The map above demonstrates the difference between the British Isles, United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England.

England vs Great Britain vs United Kingdom Explained

While the terms are often used interchangeably they actually mean different things. British Peoples in the 7th century. The surprising, tumultuous path of how the United Kingdom came to be. The History of the British Isles: Every Year. Concerns re 'Teaching Geog of UK'? What are your approaches to it? Stuck in the country: it's not just cities that need decent transport. Seventeen year old Elise Harbud lives in a small rural village, and travels daily into Cambridge to attend her sixth form college.

Stuck in the country: it's not just cities that need decent transport

Because she is in the 16-18 age group, Harbud is obliged by law to attend either school or training, but she has no matching statutory right to school transport – and two thirds of local authorities no longer provide any free travel to school or college for over-16s. Harbud is lucky that Cambridgeshire council has brokered a deal with local train operators so that 16- to 18-year-olds can travel all across the county’s rail network at half price rates. Her annual pass still costs £480, which her mum opts to pay in instalments.

Unique in the country – and profitable despite the discount – the Cambridge scheme makes rail travel more affordable to young people, and is “a better and cheaper service than the buses”, says county councillor and rural transport campaigner Susan van de Ven. A nationwide funding crisis. BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four, What does ‘The North’ actually mean? Home – Britain Treasure Island. Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands by drone. Portrait of Britain 2016 UK £5 Silver Collection. The British Isles are blessed with a raw and untamed beauty.

Portrait of Britain 2016 UK £5 Silver Collection

Counties of England (Interactive map quiz) Excellent mind map of the British Isles by Waniya in 7U. Who, What, Why: Why is it Team GB, not Team UK? Image copyright Getty Images How come British Olympic athletes compete as "Team GB" when this title excludes Northern Ireland?

Who, What, Why: Why is it Team GB, not Team UK?