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Great Britain is the official name given to the two kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. The United Kingdom (UK) includes these areas as well as Northern Ireland. Britain refers to only England and Wales, though some will shorten Great Britain with this term.

This article is about the island. For the modern state, see United Kingdom. For the historical state, see Kingdom of Great Britain. For other uses, see Britain (disambiguation). Great Britain Satellite image of Great Britain on 26 May 2012 Geography Location North-western Europe Coordinates 53°50′N 2°25′W Archipelago British Isles Adjacent bodies of water Atlantic Ocean Area 229,848 km2 (88,745 sq mi)[1] Area rank 9th Highest elevation 1,344 m (4,409 ft) Highest point Ben Nevis Sovereign…

BREAKING: David Cameron Resigns As UK Prime Minister Following Brexit Vote David Cameron UK Prime Minister | Getty Images David Cameron has resignedas prime minister of the United Kingdom in an emotional speech outside 10 Downing Street on early Friday June 24 2016. This decision followsBritains vote to leave the European Unionwith the Leave campaign securing around 51.8 per cent of the vote. While England voted overwhelmingly for Brexit Scotland and Northern Ireland backed Remain…

Enniskillen Castle, County Fermanagh.Most castles in Northern Ireland were built by English Lords who were gifted land by the British crown.

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