Many people get confused with the difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Hopefully, by the end of this class you will understand the difference.
This includes three countries:
If you visit these places you can call the local people British. However, they also have their own nationalities. See below:
The United Kingdom: This includes four countries:
The UK means ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’. The U.K was created in 1801 when Northern Ireland became part of Great Britain. If you visit Northern Ireland, it is suggested that you call them Irish, and not British.