Difference between United Kingdom and Great Britain

The other day I was asked what the difference is between United Kingdom and Great Britain and honestly, not being from that part of the world (I’m from New Zealand) I had no idea!

So of course, I don’t like to “not know” things so I investigated.

The result of my investigation led me to make the following chart, because I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know what the different was.

The difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain (as well as the British Isles)

As you can see I got a little sidetracked and went into a bit more detail to explain what the British Isles are as well as how the island of Ireland is divided (something I knew anyway but thought would be appropriate to add). Then we have these three little islands which are Crown Dependencies which are a part of the British Isles but not a part of the United Kingdom.

I wrote more about the difference between all of these places here: United Kingdom vs. Great Britain

I will create a game for this too soon.

I hope this helped clear up any doubts you may have had.


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