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International Studies: Great Britian

While not tied to a specific degree program or course of study, this guide provides resources relevant to the studies of continents and specific regions of the world.

About Great Britain

Great Britain is an island in western Europe. It is the largest island in Europe, and is made up of England, Scotland, and Wales. With Northern Ireland, it is the United Kingdom 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 Welsh and there are about 60,000 speakers of the Scottish form of Gaelic in Scotland.

For more information please see:

"Great Britain." Topic Pages. Boston: Credo Reference Contributors, 2012. Credo Reference. 27 Feb. 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2012.

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