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.
|Great Britain||United Kingdom|
|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.|
|Government||Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy||Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy|
|Demonym||British, Britons||British, Britons|
|Currency||Pound sterling (£) (GBP)||Pound sterling (£) (GBP)|
|Population: Density||277/km²||246/km² (48th) 637/sq mi|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)|