So what is the United Kingdom?

To give it its full title it’s ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’. You might hear it referred to as Britain, Great Britain or more often, simply as ‘The UK’.

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Hello ,
Basically there's three distinct types of climates in Sudan . In the north lies the Great dessert so the weather there is so hot and dry at the day , but it becomes cold at night , rains are very rare there .
Moving a little to the south specifically at the middle of the country the weather becomes more moderate, and there is some rain at autumn.

I am sure that geography influences a country's people.

I'm from Brazil, the biggest country of the South America. My country has five great geographic regions: North, Northeast, Southeast, Centerwest and South. North region of the country is covered by Amazonic forest and its climate is always very hot. The climate of Notheast of Brazil is sunny and hot during the four seasons. Because this, its beaches are very famous. Southeast is the most populous and developed region of Brazil. São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are the two biggest cities of the country and they are located in this region. Rio de Janeiro city is a world famous city, because It has a wonderful geography. The city has high mountains, urban forest, big lakes, beautiful beaches and small islands. During the summer, the weather in the Rio de Janeiro city is very hot and the temperature frequently is higher than 40° C. The capital of the country is Brasilia and it's located in Centerwest region. During the winter, the weather in this region is as dry as a desert. Finally, the South of Brazil is very cold during the winter, includes, it snow sometimes on mountains.

Hello..I'm Nehal from Egypt...The desert geography and the long sea shores of Mediterranean and Red Sea have a great influence on the weather in Egypt..Weather is always warm even in the coldest months (Dec, Jan, and Feb)..you can enjoy the beaches and the sea starting from April till October and from November till March the weather is great except for a few days monthly that you could face rain or cold weather.. Even in the coldest months you still could enjoy swimming and diving in Sinai (Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh). Winter is not that cold so that great weather influences people to enjoy the morning and noon sun in the cold days and people are still able to enjoy going out and having fun during the winter. But on the other side summer is so hot in the
Cairo (Capital of Egypt) but in these hot summer days people are still able to enjoy the great weather at night by the River Nile. Temperature in these hot summer days are totally different in the north coast where you could enjoy the great Mediterranean sea and the golden sands.

The Egypt is a great country.I hope I can travel there.

I live in Kazakhstan and I see how geography influences to local people. Especially It is well traced nowadays. Russia, China, USA and the Muslim World want to have the key position in our place.

Hi! In my country, Romania, on the part where are the mountains (Transylvania) is colder in the winter with great green summers and very calm people. The part of lowland, south aria is a plain terrain more arid where the grains is cultivated and the summers are very dry. The population from this parts is more agitated and have a quick temper. We have beach region, to the Black Sea where everybody enjoys the annual vacation. I think that the climate, the geography influences the culture and the way that people are.

I am a Peruvian girl and we have three different regions: Coast, Jungle and Andean in Perú. In my opinion, the weather influence in people and their music. The coast and jungle have a hot weather and andes region is cold. The music in jungle and Coast is to move faster and andean music is to move slow.

On other hand, we have the Cordillera de los Andes and the Corriente de Humbolt, both are very important because give a big and diverse climatics all over land of Perú.

Hi Dalita,
I think your idea could be right because in my country the weather affects population's music in each region from Morocco even the culture is different between hot region and cold region.

I haven't got why the speaker used "that" adjacent to "which" in the sentence "By far the largest island is that which is divided into three countries...". To what I know, this sentence should be: "by far the largest island, which is divided...". Was that because of spoken language?
Sorry if I misunderstand this. Thank you!

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