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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
Scotland and South Carolina
South Carolina
  The second largest country in Great Britain. It is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean; on the east by the North Sea; on the south England; and on the west by the North Channel of the Irish Sea and by the Atlantic Ocean. One of the southern Atlantic coast states of the United States, bordered on the north by North Carolina; on the east and south-east by the Atlantic Ocean; and on the south-west and west by Georgia.
Something in Common For many years it has been supposed that there is a large dinosaur-like "monster" resident in Loch Ness. The first sighting of the monster was in the 16th century and there have been many otehr sightings since. Some kind of water monster inhabits Lake Murray. The monster first 'surfaced' in 1973 when residents of Irmo and Ballentine saw a cousin of the Loch Ness Monster. It was described in The Independent News in 1980 as "a cross between a snake and something prehistoric."

Size 441 Km (274 miles) long from North to South; in an east-west direction the width of the country varies between 38.6 km (24 miles) and 248km (154 miles) 439 km (273 miles) from east to west and 352 km (219 miles) from north to south
Area 78,789 sq km (30,420 sq miles) (includes the islands) 80,779 sq km (31,189 sq miles)
Population 5,054,800 (2002) 4,147,152 (2003 estimate)
Population Density 64 people per sq km (166 per sq mi). 53 people per sq km (138 per sq mi).
Capital Edinburgh Columbia
Major Cities Glasgow (578,700)
Edinburgh (449,000),
Dundee (150,250),
Aberdeen (211,300)
Inverness (63,850)
Columbia (117,394)
Charleston (98,795)
North Charleston (80,691)
Greenville (56,181)
Spartanburg (39,068)
Highest pt. Ben Nevis 1,344 metres (4,406 ft) Sassafras Mountain at 1,085 metres (3,560 feet)
Lowest p.t Bed of Loch Morar, Scotland 987 ft (300 m) below sea level At sea level, where South Carolina meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Longest River River Tay 193 km (120 miles ) long The Santee River, 230 km (143 miles) long
Largest Lake Loch Lomond 60 sq km
40 km (24 miles) long
Lake Marion - 172.8 square miles
Average Temperature Edinburgh: January: 3° C (40° F) and July: 15° C (58° F).  
Highest Temperature 91.2 °F at Greycrook (Scottish Borders) on 9 August 2003. 111° F ( 43.9° C) at Blackville and Calhoun Falls in the west in 1925 
Lowest Temperature -16°F, at Braemar in Aberdeenshire on 10 January 1982 -20° F(-28.9° C ) at Caesars Head in the north-west, in 1977

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
(No-one harms me with impunity)

Dum Spiro Spero
(While I breathe, I hope)
National Bird Robin Great Carolina Wren
National Flower Thistle and Blue Bell Carolina Yellow Jessamine
National Tree Oak Palmetto
Scotland and South Carolina
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