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.

Correction, flag of the United Kingdom. The flag of Great Britain doesn't have the St Patrick cross as Ireland was not fully incorporated under the crown until 1807 I.e the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Wales is not featured because it's a principality, not a kingdom.

Correction, flag of the United Kingdom. The flag of Great Britain doesn't have the St Patrick cross as Ireland was not fully incorporated under the crown until 1807 I.e the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Wales is not featured because it's a principality, not a kingdom.

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

Top 15 Reasons Why Americans Love England

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

I Love living in America, but Britain will always be home to me & it will always hold a special place in my heart <3

I Love living in America, but Britain will always be home to me & it will always hold a special place in my heart <3

Flaggen / Flags - Union Jack ~ Big Ben - London, Großbritannien - England - Vereinigtes Königreich / Great Britain - United Kingdom

Flaggen / Flags - Union Jack ~ Big Ben - London, Großbritannien - England - Vereinigtes Königreich / Great Britain - United Kingdom

the UK i want to go there soooo badly

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What's the Difference Between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

What's the Difference Between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

Jubilee: Union Jack flags and bunting flutter above the shops on Regent Street

The Queen's diamond jubilee: day one – in pictures

Jubilee: Union Jack flags and bunting flutter above the shops on Regent Street

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