Great Britain is an island in western Europe. It is the largest island in Europe, and is made up of, , and . With , it is the of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain is the fourth most populated country in Europe. About a quarter of Britain's land is arable, and half of it is suitable for crops. Its agriculture is highly industrial and very productive, producing barley, wheat, rapeseed, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, and vegetables. Great Britain is one of the world's leading industrialized nations. Consequently, its prosperity depends upon the export of manufactured goods in exchange for materials and foods. English is the language of Great Britain. additionally, 25% of the inhabitants of Wales speak and there are about 60,000 speakers of the Scottish form of in Scotland.
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