People Who Inhabit the United Kingdom
Read about the population of Great Britain and try to remember the names of nationalities who live in different parts of the country.
The United Kingdom is a multinational country today but its people make up a unity. They call themselves British. Everyone who is born in Britain is British. But don’t call a Welsh a Scottish ‘English’, he won’t like it. Only people from England can be called English. People from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland are not English, they are Scottish or the Scots, Welsh and Irish.
More than 63 million people live in Britain. Many of them live in big industrial cities like London. Manchester and Liverpool, for example, are the biggest industrial cities in the centre of England. Other industrial cities are Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield and others. Such cities as Plymouth, Portsmouth and Liverpool are big ports where many sailors and fishermen live. Bristol is not a very large port, it is smaller than others but it’s very beautiful because it’s a royal port.
Everyone in Britain speaks English but in some parts of Scotland and Wales people speak different languages as well. The Welsh are especially proud of their language. They like to speak Welsh, to sing songs in Welsh, and when you travel you can see road signs in Welsh all over Wales. Everyone in the UK speaks English but they all speak it differently.
Population of Great Britain in Questions and Answers
- What is the population of Great Britain?
The population of Great Britain is about 58 million people.
- What are the main nationalities?
The main nationalities are the English, the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish.
- How many people from overseas have settled in Britain?
Many people from overseas have settled in Britain.
- What are the largest international communities?
The largest international communities are from India and Pakistan.
- What other countries are immigrants from?
There are also immigrants from Australia, China, Greece, South Africa, wherever.
- Is the British society becoming more multicultural?
Yes, the British society is becoming more multicultural.
- What cultures did people of Britain come from?
Historically people of Britain came from many cultures: the ancient Celts, the Romans, the Germanic peoples (Angles, Saxons and Jutes), the Normans, the Vikings and others.