Great Britain, United Kingdom and British Isles Explained

As always, Sketchplanation is able to illustrate a complex or confusing topic into an easily-understood drawing.

I’ve always thought that United Kingdom and Great Britain is an interchangeable term. Turns out I was wrong all along – Great Britain consists of just England, Scotland and Wales. UK is three of these countries plus Northern Island. Add Ireland to the mix and it’s called British Isles.

How enlightening!