Great Britain

Great Britain is the name of an island – an island which is comprised of most of England, most of Wales, and most of Scotland.

I live on Great Britain, though I was born and raised on a neighbouring island which is named Ireland. Specifically, I was born in that part of Ireland known as Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland, Great Britain, and their many and various offshore islands make up the state in which I have always lived, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

There is no state called Great Britain.

I trust this is entirely clear (!).

See British Isles (terminology) at Wikipedia.


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