| This is something lots of people get confused about, even British people!
Great Britain includes Wales, Scotland, England, but not Northern Ireland and some other small islands around the country, which there are over a thousand of (+ overseas British territory). The United Kingdom includes Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. In 1922 the Republic of Ireland separated from Great Britain, from then on the long name for our country was 'The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'. There are many recognised languages that you can speak in Great Britain including: Scottish, Gaelic, Scots, Ulster-Scots, Welsh and Cornish but English is spoken by 99% of the population and is the most recognised language. Our country is a Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with devolved governments.