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Zeměpis: Co to přesně znamená, když se řekne VELKÁ BRITÁNIE?

Bob, when people say: 'Have you been to Great Britain?' ...is it a synonym to the whole UK?

'What a really complex question! Indeed, there are many natives of these islands who don't know the difference between 'Great Britain' (or 'Britain') and the United Kingdom. Here's what I believe to be correct: Great Britain is the largest island of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Politically, Great Britain refers to England, Scotland and Wales in combination and therefore also includes a number of outlying islands such as the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, the Isles of Scilly, the Hebrides, and the island groups of Orkney and Shetland. It does not include the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands which are not part of the United Kingdom. Instead they are self-governing dependent territories of that state with their own legislative and taxation systems.

Technically, the United Kingdom is bigger than Great Britain - because it includes Northern Ireland.'

 

Nyní v tom máme již všichni jasno: Velká Británie zahrnuje Anglii, Wales, Skotsko a stovky přilehlých ostrovů. Není to synonymum ke slovu Spojené království, protože to je - technicky vzato - územně větší celek o teritorium Severního Irska.

 
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