United Kingdom vs. Great Britain

Discussion in 'England' started by scoonie45, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. scoonie45

    scoonie45 New Member

    Jun 21, 2002
    Georgetown
    Can someone please tell me the technical difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain? I what comprises the United Kingdom, but I'm not sure what Great Britain is all about. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Godot22

    Godot22 New Member

    Jul 20, 1999
    Waukegan
    The full name of the country is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland."

    Thus, Northern Ireland is not a part of Great Britain, but it is a part of the United Kingdom.

    Great Britain is an island which is composed of England, Scotland and Wales.
     
  3. scoonie45

    scoonie45 New Member

    Jun 21, 2002
    Georgetown
    thanks a lot, i appreciate it
     
  4. SJFC4ever

    SJFC4ever New Member

    May 12, 2000
    Edinburgh
    To explain further, "Great Britain" is a phrase used to describe the island of Britain + the islands lying just off the coastline of Britain (eg Western Isles, Orkneys, Shetlands, Isle of Wight, Angelsey and so on). The "Great" isn't put in because that is what we think of it, it is a distiniction.
     
  5. rob88

    rob88 Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Mexico city
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Was South Africa part of the United Kingdom?
     
  6. leg_breaker

    leg_breaker Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    No, it was part of the British Empire though.
     
  7. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    England, Scotland, Wales = Great Britain

    England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland = UK
     
  8. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yay for five year old threads!
     
  9. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--

    Didn't realise this thread was five years old. :D


     
  10. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I saw that...Seems like someone is always bringing an old thread out of the woodwork...:D
     
  11. stokemanfc

    stokemanfc New Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    You forgot the most important thing we own.... The "English Channel" not the french channel.... LOL :p
     
  12. CutePuppy

    CutePuppy Red Card

    Nov 14, 2006
    You must have been doing a lot of search on BS.:D
     
  13. RichardL

    RichardL BigSoccer Supporter

    May 2, 2001
    Berkshire
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    No, if he'd done that he'd think it was part of England.
     
  14. The Potter

    The Potter Member+

    Aug 26, 2004
    England
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    You support a sh1t club mate.
     

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