Are England and Britain the same ?
- jeffrey fLv 711 months ago
Britain refers to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
England only refers to part of Britain.
- MARKLv 711 months ago
No they are the same, but a lot of people use the former to mean the latter. England is one of four countries that constitute the United Kingdom [of Great Britain and Northern Ireland] (UK). The other three are Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The word 'Britain' is a vague term. It can have, inter alia, two meanings. It is sometimes used to refer to the UK. At other times it may refer to the British Islands. That is a political term rather than a geographical one. It refers to the UK and three other jurisdictions. Those are all Crown Dependencies and are not part of the UK or of the EU. They are the Isle of Man, the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey and her Dependencies. The latter two are often commonly called the Channel Islands.
Some people may less commonly use Britain to refer to the geographical entity that is the British Islands. That includes the two largest islands of Great Britain and Ireland and many other islands, including the Isle of Man. It does exclude the Channel Islands. Of course, not only is Britain inappropriately used in this context there are some, especially the Irish, who object to the accepted geographical term the British Isles.
- lenpol7Lv 711 months ago
England is a constituent kingdom of the United Kingdom Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Britain).
Scotland and Northern Ireland (historically the whole of Ireland) are the other constituent kingdoms of Britain. The Isle of Man is a kingdom =, but its legal status is different.
Wales in a Principality.
Queen Elizabeth (II) is the head of state of both England and United Kingdom .
London is the capital city of England and the United kingdom .
People confuse England with Britain, because England is the dominant nation in the Union.
Be careful if you go to Scotland, there people are quite happy to be referred to as British, but NOT English.
- RRLv 711 months ago
Britain (also known as Great Britain) is the biggest island in the British Isles. England, Scotland and Wales share it.
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- ?Lv 711 months ago
No. Britain (or Great Britain) is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
- LudwigLv 611 months ago
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- 11 months ago
Britain is not a national, political or geographical entity. The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland occupy a group of islands, the largest of which is called Great Britain. At one time, the islands were collectively known as the British Isles, but that is not politically acceptable to some people in Ireland. England is one of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom, the others being Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The adjective describing things pertaining to the United Kingdom is “British”.
- ocularnervosaLv 711 months ago
England is a country, Britain is the island it is on and includes Wales and Scotland.
- Anonymous11 months ago
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
- 11 months ago
Yes they the same thing.