The United Kingdom consists of Great Britain (which, in turn, consists of England, Scotland and Wales), northeast part of the island of Ireland and many small islands. So the difference between England and the United Kingdom is that England is a part of the United Kingdom.
In the early 18th century, Scotland signed an Act of Union with England to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Scotland is getting ready to hold a referendum on whether they want to become an independent nation and secede from the UK.
|Currency||Pound sterling (£) (GBP)||Pound sterling (£) (GBP)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)|
|Date formats||dd/mm/yyyy (AD or CE)||DD/MM/YYYY|
|Population||50.7 million||65,648,000 (22nd)|
|Largest city (pop)||London||London|
|Religions||Christianity, Islam, Other||Christianity, Islam, other|
|Flag||St. George's Cross||The Union Jack|
|Flag Colors||Red, white||Red, white, blue|
|Official Name||England||The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)|