What is the difference between Great Britain the UK and the British Isles?

How can England and the UK both be countries?

The ‘United Kingdom’ refers to a political union between, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Although the UK is a fully independent sovereign state, the 4 nations that make it up are also countries in their own right and have a certain extent of autonomy.

Are the Isles of Scilly part of the UK?

Isles of Scilly, also called Scilly Isles, group of about 50 small islands and many more islets lying southwest of Cornwall, England, 25 to 36 miles (40 to 58 km) off Land’s End. Administratively, the islands are a distinct unit within England, though they form a part of the historic county of Cornwall.

Is Isle of Man part of UK?

The Isle of Man is not, and never has been, part of the United Kingdom, nor is it part of the European Union. It is not represented at Westminster or in Brussels. The Island is a self-governing British Crown Dependency – as are Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands – with its own parliament, government and laws.

What is the capital of United Kingdom?

Which country is in the United Kingdom but not in Great Britain?

The Republic of Ireland is not in Great Britain or the United Kingdom, so therefore refers to its own parliament, despite being a part of the British Isles.

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