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12/7/2022, 9:35 PM Mike C united00kingdom added (from user-submitted name 334550)
3/11/2022, 8:35 AM Mike C 334550
6/6/2020, 6:44 AM a.. 334550 Added a description.
5/16/2020, 2:33 PM anonymous

Type Country
Usage English

Meaning & History

The name of a western European island country, composed of the smaller countries of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is almost always written with the definite article the. This name came into use in the year 1801, when the realm was officially renamed from the Kingdom of Great Britain to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. After Ireland became independent in 1922 it was formally renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.