# Great britain
What is the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and the British Isles?
This is something that confuses a lot of people. In this video, we explain exactly what each term means. The images used in the video are all in the public domain. Some of the photographic content is 'licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license'. Sources: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom</a> | <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain</a> | <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Isles">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Isles</a>
What is the difference between the UK, Great Britain, and England?
Even though the United Kingdom itself is considered a sovereign country, it comprises four different countries. The four countries that make up the United Kingdom are England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. All of the countries that make up the United Kingdom have their own cultures, traditions, identities, and different accents. Each of these countries has its flag too.