UK: Did You Know?                                                          

Why are there so many ways to refer to England?

What is the difference between the United Kingdom and England?

England

Part of Great Britain, the United Kingdom and the British Isles. England is the green part of the map.

Scotland

Part of Great Britain, the United Kingdom and the British Isles. Scotland is the lavender part of the map.

Wales

Part of Great Britain, the United Kingdom and the British Isles. Wales is the red part of the map.

Northern Ireland

Part of the United Kingdom and the British Isles. Northern Ireland is the yellow part of the map.

Ireland

Part of the British Isles. Ireland is the pale gray part of the map.

Great Britain

England, Scotland and Wales together.

Britain

Short for Great Britain.

United Kingdom

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland together. The United Kingdom is the green part of the map.

UK

Short for United Kingdom.

British Isles

A group of islands of which Great Britain is the largest. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland, plus other islands in the area make up the British Isles.