Great Britain is an island off the western coast of Europe and comprises England, Scotland, and Wales. Although the term is often used as a synonym for the United Kingdom, the difference between United Kingdom and Great Britain is that the UK also includes Northern Ireland and a number of offshore islands in addition to Great Britain.

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United Kingdom
Time zone GMT (UTC+0) GMT (UTC+0)
Currency Pound sterling (£) (GBP) Pound sterling (£) (GBP)
Calling code +44 +44
Official languages English (de facto) English (de facto)
Government Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
Introduction (from Wikipedia) Great Britain is the larger of the two main islands of the British Isles, the largest island in Europe, the 9th-largest island in the world and the 3rd most populated island on earth. It is also the second richest island in the world (after Japan). The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain) is a country that comprises the island of Great Britain, the northeast part of the island of Ireland and many small islands.
Demonym British, Britons British, Britons
Capital (and largest city) London London 51°30′N, 0°7′W
Recognised regional languages Welsh, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Manx Welsh, Irish, Ulster Scots, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Manx
Population: Density 277/km² 246/km² (48th) 637/sq mi
Time zone: Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1) BST (UTC+1)

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