Key difference - England vs. Great Britain
Although many people use the terms England, Great Britain, Great Britain, British Isles interchangeably, there are marked differences in each of these terms. In this article, we're going to look at the difference between England and the UK. Great Britain or Great Britain refers to England, Wales and Scotland as a whole. England is a country in Great Britain. This is the main difference between England and the UK.
What is england
England is a country that borders Scotland and Wales. It's part of the UK . England cannot be used synonymously with Great Britain or the United Kingdom as it is only part of them. United Kingdom is the union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland while England, Scotland and Wales are in Great Britain.
The capital of England is London. The total land area of England is 130,279 km 2 . England has a population of over 53 million. Their population comprises 84% of the UK population. The term English is used to describe people or things that originated in England.
What is the UK?
Great Britain, also known as Great Britain, is an island in eastern Ireland and northwest of France in the North Atlantic. It is the ninth largest island in the world and the largest in Europe. Great Britain has an area of 80,823 square miles. The three countries England, Wales and Scotland are located on this island. England is in the southeast; Wales is in the southwest and Scotland is in the north of the island. Hence the term Great Britain refers to all three countries. We use the word British to refer to people or things from Great Britain. For example, people from these three countries are called British and the English spoken is called British English.
Difference Between England and Great Britain
England is a country in Great Britain.
Great Britain is England, Scotland and Wales considered as a unit.
England is just a country.
Great Britain consists of three countries.
England forms the southernmost part of Great Britain.
Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic off the northwest coast of continental Europe.
English is the adjective that is used to describe people, things from England.
British the adjective that was used to describe people, things from Great Britain.
“Map of Great Britain” By Дмитрий-5-Аверин - Own work, (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Commons Wikimedia
“England” by UKPhoenix79 - Image: British Isles United Kingdom.svg, (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Commons Wikimedia