People often confuse the terms UK, Great Britain and England. But there are many differences between all of them. The apparent difference between them is that the UK is a country, Great Britain is an island, and England is part of an island.
What is the UK?
United Kingdom (United Kingdom) is a sovereign state in Europe. Situated off the northwest coast of the European mainland, the country includes the island of Great Britain and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another state – the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-southwest. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland.
What is Great Britain?
Great Britain, also known as Great Britain, is an island in the North Atlantic off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. The area of Great Britain is 80,823 square miles. It is the largest island in Europe and the ninth largest in the world. It is part of the British Isles archipelago along with more than 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, including the island of Ireland to the west. The island of a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which makes up the majority of its territory: most of England, Scotland and Wales lie on the island, with their respective cities London, Edinburgh and Cardiff .
- United Kingdom is the name of the country, while Great Britain is an island.
- The area of the United Kingdom is 94,060 square, while the area of Great Britain is 88,745 square miles.
- The population of the United Kingdom is 64,511,000, while the population of Great Britain is 60,800,000.
- The UK time zone is GMT (UTC) Summer (DST), BST (UTC + 1). Britain’s time zone is also GMT (UTC) Summer (DST), BST (UTC + 1).