I actually often get asked this, “Dude what’s the difference between Britain and UK, are they the same?”
Actually they aren’t there is a slight difference. There’s a reason why it’s called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Great Britain = England, Wales, Scotland + outlying islands (Wiki)
United Kingdom = Great Britain + Northern Ireland. (Wiki)
British Islands = United Kingdom + Crown Dependences (e.g Channel Islands). (Wiki)
British Isles = Great Britain, Ireland and a number of smaller islands (Wiki)
England is just that, England without Scotland, Wales or Northern Island.
Read more on Wiki about Ireland.
Everyone also assumes I’m from London (no that’s NOT the only place in England..) and every football fan asks “Dude is Manchester near London?”..
No it’s not, see map above..there’s 3 main areas South (London etc), Midlands (Birmingham) and North (Manchester/Liverpool). There are other divisions too (East Midlands, West Midlands etc.) but those don’t really matter so much.
Anyway it’s all rather complicated but there you go.