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What’s the difference between England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom

Northeast of France lie two large islands; Great Britain to the east and Ireland to the west. On the island of Great Britain there are three regions: England in the southeast, Wales in the southwest, and Scotland in the north. The other island, Ireland, is divided into two political divisions: the region called Northern Ireland in the north and the country of Ireland in the south. The United Kingdom is a country that includes all three regions on the island of Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland) and the one northern region on the island of Ireland (Northern Ireland).


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