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The total area of the United Kingdom is approximately 245,000 square kilometres (94,600 sq miles) comprising of the island of Great Britain, the northeastern one-sixth of the island of Ireland (Northern Ireland) and a number of smaller islands. It lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, coming within 35 kilometres (22 miles) of the northwest coast of France, from which it is separated by the English Channel

When measured directly north-south, Great Britain is a little over 1,100 kilometres (700 miles) in length and is a fraction under 500 kilometres (300 miles) at its widest, but the greatest distance between two points is 1,350 kilometres (840 miles) between Land's End in Cornwall and John o' Groats in Caithness. Northern Ireland shares a 360 kilometres (224 miles) land boundary with the Republic of Ireland

The United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round. The temperature varies with the seasons but seldom drops below −10 °C (14 °F) or rises above 35 °C (95 °F). The prevailing wind is from the southwest, bearing frequent spells of mild and wet weather from the Atlantic Ocean. Eastern parts are most sheltered from this wind and are the driest. Atlantic currents, warmed by the Gulf Stream, bring mild winters, especially in the west, where winters are wet, especially over high ground. Summers are warmest in the south east of England, being closest to the European mainland, and coolest in the north. Snowfall can occur in winter and early spring, though it rarely settles to great depth away from high ground

Within CS, for the purposes of structure, search and statistics etc, the United Kingdom is treated as a single ‘country’. Obviously, this is not entirely true, but we have learned to live with it ;o) Each of the actual countries are treated as ‘areas’ or ‘provinces’ and each of these has their own group too, included as a sub-group of the United Kingdom group. The City groups are all included in these sib-groups, and this is where you will find information and resources on more local activities and events

There is much more to the UK than its cities. For those who are looking for something out of the city centres, why not have a look at the RURAL COUCHSURFING IRELAND AND BRITAIN Group http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=18791.

and the fledgling rural couchsurfing map here: http://goo.gl/maps/9bX6d


Members: 5081
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Posts: 6651
Created: Aug 15, 2004
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CYBERCHI CYBERCHI moderator 08/15/2008
Emily StottEmily Stott moderator this is where i'm from 04/06/2005
Alain Sato Alain Sato moderator 04/19/2007
ONLYONEONLYONE moderator 07/17/2006
Kayla RodarteKayla Rodarte 11/05/2009
Angelica LizarazoAngelica Lizarazo TRAVELLING 10/26/2013
B GohB Goh 02/13/2014
Don YoungDon Young I will be visiting the UK in May 2014 04/17/2014

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anyone can help me with english?2-
Canal boating156
England1814414091
Guernsey5629298378
Isle of Man119168
Jersey92245
Learn Spanish+Tango+Swing!0-
Northern Ireland2927980
Scotland264764827
UK CS Organisation83538
UK Meets (anywhere but London!)250160
voluntareeing in United Kingdom2-
Wales5095981
work in the UK or Ireland23496

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Visiting UK in MayDon Young-  04/17/2014
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CREAMFIELDS 2014- 2 California Girls headed over.Liz Kent-  04/03/2014
MANCHESTER INVASION 2014 - Fri 11th – Mon 14th AprilSimon Mayer2  04/03/2014
BEST PARTY EVER! :) WELCOME BACK SUMMERMartina Ielpo-  04/02/2014
A romantic proposal which need your helpWenjun He-  04/02/2014
paid taining in UK ?Cathy Vichy-  03/30/2014
Want to learn how to create edible ecosystems?Paul Alfrey-  03/28/2014
Urgent ..I m looking for Couch to host me for few days in londonSyedraza77-  03/28/2014
Best hotel for visiting Newquay's beaches this summerReece Wilkinson1  03/24/2014
best place for holidayRachid Elgueloui-  03/18/2014
My spanish for your english!! / Mi español por tu inglés !! Alejita Granados Galvan-  03/13/2014
pre paid cells in the united kingdom--which is the best for a monthTKCOFFEY5  03/12/2014
Trip to Scotland in June 2014Yanick Ruf-  03/11/2014
Bed in London only for me ♥ 28. - 30.3.2014Dede7-  03/11/2014
Question about flight attendant job!!!Nicola Gilardi1  03/10/2014
Sailing trip for CSers, in Croatia, in JuneDominik Sarapata-  03/08/2014
UK - Portugal (Boom Festival), looking for partner!Justas Petrikas-  02/26/2014
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