The Difference with the UK and GB

Great Britain
United Kingdom

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.

GreatBritain

This includes three countries:

Scotland

Wales

England

If you visit these places you can call thelocal people British. However, theyalso have their own nationalities. See below:


CountryNationality
ScotlandScottish
WalesWelsh
EnglandEnglish

The United Kingdom: This includes four countries:

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Wales

England

The UK means ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britain andNorthern Ireland’. The U.K was created in 1801 when Northern Ireland becamepart of Great Britain. If you visit Northern Ireland, it is suggested that youcall them Irish, and not British.


Flags that represent each country

GB / U.K
England
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland

Symbols

Symbol of Northern Ireland:
The Ulster hand
Symbol of Wales:
The Red dragon
Symbol of Scotland:
The Thistle
[National flower]
Symbols of England:
The Red rose & the lion

Capital Cities

Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Cardiff (Wales)
Edinburgh (Scotland)
London (England)


Keep calm, learn English

and carry on!