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This blog page is dedicated to Great Britain and contains basic information about England, Scotland and Wales.

I intend to clear up the confusion people make when they refer to England as “Great Britain” and also offer information related to the above-mentioned country.

“When people say England, they sometimes mean Great Britain, sometimes the United Kingdom, sometimes the British Isles – but never England !” (“How to Be an Alien”, by George Mikes)

Great Britain comprises only England, Scotland and Wales.

The name United Kingdom refers to the union of what were once four separate countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (though most of Ireland is now independent, only Northern Ireland remains part of the United Kingdom).

The diverse history of England, Scotland and Wales has led to very different cultural traditions.

The UK’s full and official name is: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

· 1536 – Act of Union joins England and Wales;

· 1707 – Act of Union unites Scotland and England together with Wales to form the Kingdom of Great Britain;

· 1801 – The Irish Parliament voted to join the union. The Kingdom of Great Britain becomes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland;

· 1922 – Name changed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain, when most of the southern counties in Ireland choose independence.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

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