United Kingdom – UK

I thought I will write a brief note to clarify the name UK or United Kingdom following some of my overseas family members started saying how well England are doing in the Rio2016 Olympics. We have had to explain that England is part of the United Kingdom and the whole UK as a country is representing in the biggest sporting fixture in the world.

UKUnited Kingdom is made up of four countries and often refereed as UK or GB (Great Britain). The four countries are England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as one kingdom hence United Kingdom – refer to the image for the location of each country in the map. It is a sovereign state in Europe with monarchy as the ceremonial head with parliament governing the country.

During the Rio2016 Olympics they are referred to as Team GB as opposed to United Kingdom or UK although they represent the entire united kingdom. Hope this briefly explains why it is called United Kingdom.






About TYW

I am Tenzin from Devon in England but I am originally from Bhutan. It is a small country in the Himalayas. Famously known as the Land of Gross National Happiness. Tashi Delek!
This entry was posted in Education, Social and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s