Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales.  The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland.  Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.

Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland. Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.

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The terminology of the British Isles is pretty confusing, so it’s no wonder that people get confused.  Are Great Britain, the UK and England the same?

The terminology of the British Isles is pretty confusing, so it’s no wonder that people get confused. Are Great Britain, the UK and England the same?

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Map Of UK And Ireland | Map of UK Counties in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and in addition ...

Map Of UK And Ireland | Map of UK Counties in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and in addition ...

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"Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do ? but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it." Albert Einstein - http://dating-ktdh74yb.reviewsatbest.com

"Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do ? but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it." Albert Einstein - http://dating-ktdh74yb.reviewsatbest.com

Great Britain Itinerary: Where to Go in Great Britain by Rick Steves | ricksteves.com
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The UK, officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, makes for an interesting country. Like every other nation, UK too has idiosyncratic patterns in behaviour, language, and culture. Make sure that you strictly adhere to every guideline that has been compiled for a great, blunder-free visit to this stupendous island nation:

The UK, officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, makes for an interesting country. Like every other nation, UK too has idiosyncratic patterns in behaviour, language, and culture. Make sure that you strictly adhere to every guideline that has been compiled for a great, blunder-free visit to this stupendous island nation:

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Soon I will be making some road trips through the country! This is the ultimate Great Britain bucket list: 56 dream places you should not miss.

Soon I will be making some road trips through the country! This is the ultimate Great Britain bucket list: 56 dream places you should not miss.

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Floral Badge of Great Britain The Tudor rose (England) and the Scottish Thistle coming out of the same stem, a heraldic badge used by Queen Anne after the Act of Union in 1707.

Floral Badge of Great Britain The Tudor rose (England) and the Scottish Thistle coming out of the same stem, a heraldic badge used by Queen Anne after the Act of Union in 1707.

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GREAT BRITAIN: England, Wales and Scotland. It is ONE island (the eastern one).  UNITED KINGDOM: England, Wales, Scotland AND Northern Ireland.  IRELAND: a separate country   British Isles: all countries in both countries.

GREAT BRITAIN: England, Wales and Scotland. It is ONE island (the eastern one). UNITED KINGDOM: England, Wales, Scotland AND Northern Ireland. IRELAND: a separate country British Isles: all countries in both countries.

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