Geographical Facts about Great Britain

Guest Post by Afzal Zaheer

Great Britain is regarded to be the largest island in Europe. The place has various interesting as well as mind-blowing facts which you would have never heard before.

Great Britain is the ninth largest island in the world. It houses United Kingdom which includes England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, as well as Wales. Spread on a total area of 88,745 square miles, it has a total population of 62.64 million (2011 estimate). The place offers historical and natural beauty as it boasts about a global city namely London along with various other comparably smaller cities in the form of Scotland, Edinburgh

How “Great Britain” got its name?

The name “Britain” was used since ages, yet the term “Great Britain” was officially practiced since 1474 after the marriage proposal between Edward IV of England’s daughter, Cecily, and James IV of Scotland got underway. Today, “Great Britain” comprises of three countries in the form of England, Scotland as well as Wales.

Early Habitation

Great Britain was inhabited by early human since 500,000 years. There was a land bridge at the earlier times which became the entry path for humans to come from continental Europe. Archeological proof has categorically unearthed an interesting fact that humans used to go to continental Europe through land bridge which later on was closed to give it a shape of an island.

If you thought that the island will have large amount of fauna due to its massive size, then you need to think again. Since, rapid industrialization has caused great destruction. Therefore, you can only be a witness to few mammals, mice etc and they constitute roughly 40%. However, you can easily appreciate great variety of trees as well as wildflowers as there are whopping 1,500 species of them.

The region is mostly an industrial sector with small amount of agriculture. There are various agricultural products which are grown in the region and prominent among them are cereals, potatoes, oilseed, vegetables cattle etc.

Great Britain usually has cool climate and it turns out to be cloudy during winders. The western part is greatly influenced by ocean; therefore, it is mostly windy and rainy. The eastern part is mainly a dry region with is comparably less windy. The temperature in London usually remains at 2.4˚C in the month of January while it goes up to 23˚C in July.

History has been the proof that Great Britain was invaded several times. In 55 B.C.E the Romans invaded the place and spread their Empire. Various tribes also invaded the region. Since 1066 the region was increasingly ruled by various kings and queen due to Norman Conquest, which ensured the cultural as well as political development of the region.
Finally, aforesaid are the geographical facts about Great Britain which will surely surprise you to the core.

Author Bio:Afzal Zaheer is the owner of where he is providing useful information for small business entrepreneurs and social media. Being a content writer as well, he has the credit of writing for various esteemed sites too. 

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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