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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
Comparison of the UK with Oregon USA

The UK is a country in north-western Europe. It is bordered to the south by the English Channel;to the east by the North Sea;to the west by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

O ne of the Pacific coast states of the United States, bordered on the north by Washington; on the east by Idaho; on the south by Nevada and California; and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Union Flag
Total Land Area 244,110 sq km
(94,251 sq mi)
251,470 sq km
(97,093 sq mi)
Capital City London Salem
Motto Dieu et mon Droit
(French for ‘God and my right’).

Alis Volat Propiis
(She Flies With Her Own Wings)

Highest mountain
Ben Nevis 1343m
Mount Hood. 3,426 m (11,239 ft)
Longest river
Severn 354km
Largest lake
Lough Neagh
Annual mean temperature
London 9.7C
Highest Temperature 101.3°F in Brogdale, Kent (south east England) on 10 August 2003. 119 degrees F, August 10, 1898 in Pendleton
Lowest Temperature -16°F, at Braemar in Aberdeenshire on 10 January 1982 -54 degrees F, Feb. 10, 1933 in Seneca
Annual mean rainfall
London 753mm
Total population
(2004 estimate)
3,559,596 (2003)
Population density per 250 people per sq km (646 people per sq mi) 14 people per sq km
(37 per sq mi).
Top 5 populous cities:
London 7,285,000
Birmingham 1,018,000
Leeds 725,000
Glasgow 611,000
Sheffield 529,000
Salem 140,977
Portland 539,438
Eugene 140,395
Gresham 94,706
Medford 64,653
The UK and Oregon
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