The UK, Great Britain, the British Isles, England… these are not just different names for the same landmass! As the Ordnance Survey points out in their blog, the differences are:-
- the United Kingdom‘s full name is ‘the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’
- Great Britain comprises England, Wales and Scotland (not Northern Ireland)
- the British Isles refers to all of the islands, including Ireland
- England is the country on the bottom left!