What Countries Make up the British Isles?


The British Isles is a geographical (and not political) term meant to describe two main island nations of Great Britain, (England, Wales and Scotland) and Ireland. Apart from the two main Islands there are about 5,000 small islands, most significantly the Isle of Man which has its own legislative authority.
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The two countries that make up the British Isles are United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The islands are geographical and not political. They include the Orkney and Shetland Islands, the Isle of Man, the Inner and Outer Herbrides etc.
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