Countries around the World

Countries Around the World

This is a great resource that allows the reader to gain information on different countries around the world. It gives a brief introduction to the country and it also provides stories for your children to read linked to that country.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is made up of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Great Britain is made up of: England, the capital city is London; Scotland, the capital city is Edinburgh and Wales, the capital city is Cardiff.

The Capital city of Northern Ireland is Belfast.

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Brazil is located in South America and the fifth largest nation in the world. It forms an enormous triangle on the eastern side of the continent with a 7,400km coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It has borders with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador.

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France is a scenic European country. It is a republic, which means they elect a president to govern their country.  The population (according to a variety of sources) is just over 64 million people.

The Alps

The Alps are the highest mountain range in Europe. They span 8 countries, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east, all the way through Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Germany, to France in the west.

The French Alps provide a wonderful place for skiing and include the highest peak Mont Blanc.

Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is a famous landmark that people can see in Paris. It was built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel. Some people climb over 1,000 steps just to reach the middle of the building. Others take the easy way and use the elevator. It is said that on a clear day, people can see for over 40 miles from the top of the tower.

Louvre Museum 

The Louvre is the largest museum in the western world. It houses over one million works of art including a dozen paintings by such artists as Leonardo di Vinci and Raphael. The most famous painting is the Mona Lisa by da Vinci. In 1911 the painting was stolen, but it was recovered two years later.

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