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The terminology of the British Isles refers to the words and phrases that are used to describe the (sometimes overlapping) geographical and political areas of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland and the smaller islands which surround them. Wikipedia

  • British Isles naming dispute

    The toponym "British Isles" refers to a European archipelago consisting of Great Britain, Ireland and adjacent islands. Also an adjective and demonym referring to the United Kingdom and more historically associated with the British Empire. Wikipedia

  • Proposed British Isles fixed sea link connections

    There have been a number of proposed fixed connections—road or rail, bridge or tunnel—connecting the islands of Ireland and Great Britain, as well as other smaller islands in the British Isles. The failure of the Union Bill 1799 (which succeeded, the next year, as the Act of Union 1800) prompted a satirical description of a proposal by "architect" William Pitt "to build a bridge from Holyhead to the Hill of Howth." Wikipedia

  • Climate of the British Isles

    Archipelago off the northwest coast of Europe, consisting of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland along with smaller surrounding ones. Its position allows dry continental air from Eurasia to meet wetter air from the Atlantic Ocean, which causes the weather to be highly variable, often changing many times during the day. Wikipedia

  • History of the British Isles

    The British Isles have witnessed intermittent periods of competition and cooperation between the people that occupy the various parts of Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Ireland, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey and the smaller adjacent islands. Today, the British Isles contain two sovereign states: the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. Wikipedia

  • British Isles

    The British Isles are a group of islands in the North Atlantic off the north-western coast of continental Europe, consisting of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Hebrides and over six thousand smaller islands. They have a total area of 315159 km2 and a combined population of almost 72 million, and include two sovereign states, the Republic of Ireland (which covers roughly five-sixths of Ireland), and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Wikipedia

  • British literature

    Literature from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. This article covers British literature in the English language. Wikipedia

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