WALES

12 05 2012

Wales

This is the WELSH flag .

Motto:  Cymru am byth (English: Wales for ever)

-wales is 20779 Km² large. Wales is part of the United Kingdom.

-There are 3,006,400 inhabitants

-The capital and the largest city of Wales is Cardiff .

-The official languages are Welsh and English. There are 2 languages in Wales.

-The national symbols are the leek and the daffodil:

-The actual queen is Queen Elisabeth II and the Prime Minister is David Cameron.

-The currency is the pound sterling (£)

This is the Welsh national anthem sung before a rugby match . It is called “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau”, in English “Land of my fathers”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIIFyUmtebU




IRELAND

12 05 2012

The Republic of Ireland

 This is the Irish flag .

The capital of Ireland is Dublin. Dublin is also the largest city .

Ireland is 70 273 km2 large.

It is a constitutional republic.

The president is Michael D.Higgins

There are 4, 670 ,976 inhabitants .

The currency is the euro as this country belongs to the EEC.

You can listen to the national Irish anthem, “The soldier’s song” (“Amhrán na bhFiann« ), by clicking on :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrQaKNLRgu0&feature=related

The symbol of Ireland is the shamrock

The patron saint of Ireland is St Patrick

 




SWEDEN

12 05 2012

Sweden

The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. Stockholm is the largest city.

This is the flag of Sweden. The official language is Swedish.

Today, Sweden is a constitutional monarchy. The actual Monarch is King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Prime Minister is Fredrik Reinfeldt.

You can listen to the National Swedish Anthem, Du gamla , Du fria, by clicking on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqb6nkOMZ4

This is the Swedish coat of arms.

Sweden is 450,000 Km² large. Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area.

There were 9.4 million inhabitants in 2010.

Although Sweden has been a member of the European Union since 1 January 1995,the Swedish currency is the Swedish krona and not the euro.

Most of Sweden has a temperate climate. The southern most part has an oceanicclimate, the central part has a humid continental climate and the northern most part has a subarctic climate.




SPAIN

12 05 2012

Spain

Spain is located in the south of Europe.

Spain is a constitutional monarchy. The actual king is Juan Carlos I.

Spain is part of the E.C.

The currency is the Euro: €

The capital of Spain is Madrid and it is also the largest city.

 The official language is Spanish but Basque, Catalan/Valencian, Galician and Occitan are recognised languages.

 

 

It is 505.911 km² large.

There were 46.754.784 inhabitants in 2011.

The national symbol is the bull.

 You can listen to the national Spanish anthem , “Marcha Real” (The Royal March), by clicking on
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GREECE

12 05 2012

Greece

Greece

The capital of Greece is Athens. It is also the largest city.

Greece belongs to the European Community. It has land borders with Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria.

The national anthem is called:« ????? ??? ??? ?????????? Ýmnos is tin Eleftherían. In English: Hymn to Liberty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMubGYz9wKc

You can listen to the National Greek Anthem,HERE

The official language is Greek.

It is a republic.

It is 131 957km2 large for10,787,690 inhabitants.

The currency is the euro (€)

The olive tree, the laurel branch and the owl are symbols of Greece. The owl can be seen on Greek euros today:




FRANCE

12 05 2012

France


Marseille is in the South of France.

France is part of Europe. The capital of France is Paris.

The official language is French. The government is a republic. The actual president of the republic is François Hollande.

It is 675 417Km² large.

There are 65 350 000 inhabitants. The currency is the Euro (€).The national symbol is the cock.

You can listen to the national anthem here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K1q9Ntcr5g




FINLAND

12 05 2012

 Finland

The capital is Helsinki. It is also the largest city of Finland.

The official languages are Swedish and Finnish.

Around 5.4 million people reside in Finland.

It is 338 144 km² large.

Finland is a parliamentary republic.

The president is Tarja Halonen.

The currency is the euro (€)

This is the Finnish flag :

You can listen to the National Finnish Anthem, by clicking on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08f5cbHTxL0&feature=related




SCOTLAND

8 05 2012

Scotland

 

Scotland is a country which is located in North-West Europe.

It is part of the United Kingdom.

The official language is English but Scots and Scottish Gaelic are recognized languages.

The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh but the largest city is Glasgow

There were 5,222,100 inhabitants in 2010

The currency is the pound sterling

The national symbol is the thistle:

 

You can listen to the National Anthem , Flowers of the Scotland , by clicking on:http://youtu.be/Le91mq1rApY

«In my defens god me defend» is the motto in Scotland.

The Saint Patron in Scotland is St Andrew ..




NORWAY

8 05 2012

NORWAY

The capital of Norway is Oslo which is the largest city too.

There are about 5,000,000 inhabitants in Norway

It is 385 199 km2 large

 

This is the Coat of arms of Norway and that is the Norwegian flag:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norway is part of Europe but it doesn’t belong to the European Community.

It is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy. The actual King is Harald V and the Prime Minister is Jens Stoltenberg.

 

The currency is the Norwegian krone.

 

The official language is Norwegian

 

The national anthem is Ja, vi elsker dette landet (Yes we love this country)You can listen to it by clicking on:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfQer6P9Ums&feature=related

 

 

 

 




CROATIA

1 04 2012

Croatia

You can listen to the national Croatian anthem Ljepa nasa, by clicking on:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiHNJdaIDUs (National anthem)

 

The capital is Zagreb, there are 4,290,612 inhabitants.

56,594km2 is the area of the country.

The inhabitants speak Croatian and they are governed byIvo Josipovic.

The Croatian currency is the kuna.

 

This is the Croatian coat of arms :

 

 

 

This is the flag of Croatia :

 

 

 

Croatia is part of Europe.

It belongs to the east countries

Croatia was part of ex Yugoslavia :

Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro were Yugoslavia.