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.Continue Reading
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 about United Kingdom
As of 2015, the United Kingdom is comprised of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. England, Wales and Scotland make up the island of Great Britain. Northern Ireland is sometimes classified as a region rather than a country.Full Answer >
The Open University is a progressive institution for higher education with campuses in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Its mission is to achieve social justice by providing wide access to a university education. The Open University also distinguishes itself by allowing students to design and pursue courses of study aligned with their individual ambitions and passions.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 >
Wales is in the United Kingdom to the west of England. Its total area is just over 8,000 square miles which is roughly half the size of Switzerland or about the same size as Massachusetts. As of 2012, the population of Wales was just over 3 million people.Full Answer >