United Kingdom vs. Great Britain – what’s what!?
When a country is made up of other countries, it gets very confusing. So we’ve created a graph to clear things up, appropriately made of our favorite meal from across the pond—fish and chips with a pint of Guinness! Here is the breakdown:
The Whole Meal is The United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland—the whole shebang!
The Plate is Great Britain. England, Scotland, and Wales…all of the countries on the plate are the ones that are on the island. Sorry Northern Ireland—you got voted off the island.
After that, it is each country for itself.
So now you know how to distinguish the United Kingdom vs. Great Britain! Now who’s ready for some fish and chips?!