Great Britain

Island in the United Kingdom
Great Britain is an island separated from the European mainland by the English Channel and North Sea. It comprises the nations of England, Scotland and Wales. Its long history is evident in prehistoric sites such as Neolithic Stonehenge and medieval castles like those at Warwick, Dover and Caernarfon. Roman ruins include Hadrian’s Wall, which once divided Roman Britain from the northern Scottish Lowlands.
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Area rank: 9th
Largest city: London (pop. 8,878,892)
Location: Northwestern Europe
Population rank: 3rd
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called Great Britain, was a sovereign state in Western Europe from 1 May 1707 to 31 December 1800.
Great Britain, therefore, is a geographic term referring to the island also known simply as Britain. It's also a political term for the part of the United ...
Great Britain, also called Britain, island lying off the western coast of Europe and consisting of England, Scotland, and Wales. The term is often used as a ...
The UK is short for The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland… quite a mouthful! It is a sovereign state (in the same way as France or the USA) ...
Planning a holiday to the UK? Discover everything you need to know about visiting England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with the official guide.
Politically, "Great Britain" describes the combination of England, Scotland and Wales, and therefore includes a number of outlying islands such as the Isle of ...

Area: 229,848 km˛ (88,745 sq mi) (9th)
Location: North West Europe
Largest city: London
Population: 60,003,000; (mid-2009 est.)
Aug 3, 2011 · Great Britain is the official collective name of of England, Scotland and Wales and their associated islands. It does not include Northern ...