Today I looked for a graph to learn how to differenciate the UK from Great Britain and England, because they are not the same. To avoid boring you with too much text, I have left two images that sum it up, and a video in English with the history of the origin of the UK.
- UNITED KINGDOM – The union of four independent countries in one: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- GREAT BRITAIN – The main island, where England, Scotland and Wales are.
- BRITAIN – Historically, the area or union of Wales and England. Currently, Britons themselves use the term Britain to refer to all of Great Britain.
- BRITISH ISLES – The islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the small islands around it.
- IRELAND – Second largest island of the British Isles, divided into two countries: Northern Ireland (UK) and the Republic of Ireland.
And a very useful graph that sums it all up:
To learn more about the British Islands, their differences and the history behind them: