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The United Kingdom consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Great Britain consists of the three countries: England, Scotland, and Wales.

Size of United Kingdom in Square Kilometres:

242,495 km2 Total Area, Land and Water wikipedia – UK
239,246 km2 Total Land Area
3,249 km2 Total Water Area
130,279 England wikipedia – England
77,933 Scotland wikipedia – Scotland
20,779 Wales wikipedia – Wales
14,130 Northern Ireland wikipedia – Northern Ireland

The above figures unfortunately show a total of 243,121 Square Kilometres for the combined England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Size of Great Britain in Square Kilometres:

209,331 km2 Total Area, Land and Water wikipedia – Great Britain

The above total differs to the 228,991 Square Kilometres for the combined England, Scotland and Wales.

Mid Year Population estimates

Year Population Country
2016 65,648,100 United Kingdom
2016 63,785,900 Great Britain
2016 55,268,100 England
2016 3,113,200 Wales
2016 5,404,700 Scotland
2016 1,862,100 Northern Ireland


The British Isles consists of:

  • United Kingdom (England, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Scotland, Shetland, Orkney, Inner Hebrides, Outer Hebrides, Wales, Anglesey, Northern Ireland)
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man (Mann)
  • Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey)

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and is not in the United Kingdom.

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