The British Isles are the group of islands including the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which includes the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island. Many other islands also make up the British Isles.Know More
The British Isles consist of over five thousand isles off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. The Republic of Ireland is a sovereign state, separate from the United Kingdom, but both are located on the British Isles.
The Isle of Man and, politically, two parts of the Channel Islands called the Bailiwick of Jersey and Bailiwick of Guernsey are also included in the British Isles. These are dependencies of the British Crown.
Great Britain is the largest island in the group and includes England, Scotland and Wales. Other islands in the British Isles include the Isles of Sicily, the Isle of Wight and Lundy Island.Learn More
London, which is the capital of the United Kingdom, is located in southeastern England on the River Thames. It is the largest city in Britain.Full Answer >
England's motto is "Dieu et mon droit." The origin of the motto is Old French and the motto means "God and my right." The motto was first used by King Richard I in 1198 at the Battle of Gisors after he defeated Phillip II of France.Full Answer >
Countries forming the United Kingdom are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. These countries exist as an island nation, sharing a land border with only one other state, the Republic of Ireland. The countries in the U.K. enjoy recognition as distinct countries with their own borders, but share commonalities such as government and monetary system.Full Answer >
Belfast is located in Northern Ireland, a region of the United Kingdom on the island of Ireland. It is the capital city of the region. As of 2014, Belfast's population was 274,678, making it the largest city in Northern Ireland.Full Answer >