United Kingdom , Great Britain ? What differences are there?

 

On many occasions, either on foot or in street media, for example I have heard on the radio today, referring to UK incorrectly. The most common mistake is to refer to the UK as a Britain , since Britain is the name of a largest island of the British Isles, not a country, it is a demographic name. Ever heard also call the union as a England , without more, is also incorrect, since England is one of the four countries forming the UK, although this conquered all others.

 

UK map

 

notaThe correct name of the UK is: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

Currently the UK consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the capital is London. From 1801 to 1922 the UK get all the British Islands, until this year, 1922 Ireland is independent from the United Kingdom, but six northern counties they were linked to the UK, which is now known as Northern Ireland. Ireland became a republic in 1949, called up today as the Ireland.

 

Map of countries that form the United Kingdom.

Map of countries that form the United Kingdom.

 

Therefore can differentiate the UK politician with the geographical designation, the British Isles include the two major islands, the Ireland or Emerald Isle that houses the Ireland and Northern Ireland, and on the other side of the island of Great Britain, there are the following countries: England, Scotland and Wales.

A part of the countries of the UK, there are three Jurisdictions who are dependent on the crown, are autonomous islands that the UK represents internationally and protects militarily. Not being officially part of the United Kingdom does not belong to the European Union. These islands are:

 

Jurisdiction of Guernsey flag.

Jurisdiction of Guernsey flag.

 

Isle of man flag.

Isle of man flag.

Jurisdiction of Jersey flag.

Jurisdiction of Jersey flag.

 

nota A Jurisdiction is known as a territory under the jurisdiction , usually a country. I could formerly be under jurisdiction of a king.

 

The flag of the United Kingdom is known as Union Jack, was formed over time, when England conquered Scotland, in 1606, here the first union was formed, the cross of St. George (England) was above the cross of St. Andrew (Scotland). 1801 England dominated the island of Ireland and the United Kingdom was formed, under the flag being the cross of St. Patrick (Ireland).

 

 

union flag

 

nota The Saint Patrick’s flag was used by the British to refer to Ireland, this flag was not recognized by the Irish, who had his own, it was green background with a harp and the inscription: Erin Go Bragh ( Ireland forever ).

flag erin go bragh

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