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United Kingdom or Great Britain - Do you know the difference?

United Kingdom or Great Britain – Do you know the difference?

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UK – What does this mean? Do we understand the abbreviation we use every day when living in the UK? What is the real difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain? We answer these questions below.

UK – What does this mean?

The abbreviation UK stands for Country Name, in the full English version: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The UK – United Kingdom – therefore includes four countries: Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland). According to the abbreviation GB, this is the geographical name of the island of Great Britain (Great Britain), which includes only England, Scotland and Wales (Northern Ireland is located in the northern part of the island of Ireland).

On the other hand, the Poles understand the abbreviation Great Britain, the name is not just a purely geographical term, but a political one. Although Shakespeare’s homeland is listed on the Foreign Ministry’s websites and translations of European legal proceedings as Great Britain and the United Kingdom of Northern Ireland, it is still referred to in some Polish encyclopedias as Great Britain (and the term “United Kingdom” is only a reference to the entry key later).

Flag of England

It is also worth focusing on the flag of the UK – the United Kingdom – popularly known as the Union Jack. Its structure includes elements of the flag of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but no elements of the flag of Wales because by the time the Union Jack emblem was created, Wales had already formed a union with England. We see the flag of Scotland with the St. White Cross on Union Jack. Andrew, red Irish flag. Flag of England with Patrick’s Day and Red St. George.

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