Britain and Ireland

Britain, Ireland, and the rest of the British Isles, lie just northwest of the mainland. Together they form one of the most visited regions on the planet, containing some of the world's most recognisable landmarks, historical sites dating back thousands of years, and unique natural environments.

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Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy. Photo: Diliff, CC BY 3.0.

The of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy comprising most of the British Isles. Photo: Tomorrow Never Knows, CC BY 2.0.

is the largest and, with 55 million inhabitants, by far the most populous of the 's constituent countries. Photo: sidibousaid, CC BY 2.0.

, also known as the Republic of , has a rich culture that, along with its people, has been exported around the world. Photo: donnamarijne, CC BY-SA 2.0.


The are located just off the coast of mainly in the Bay of St Malo. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Britain and Ireland

Latitude of center
54.06° or 54° 3' 36" north
Longitude of center
-4.8° or 4° 48' west
Open­Street­Map ID
node 5284251522
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Britse-Eilande
  • Afrikaans: Britse Eilande
  • Arabic: Kapuropud-an Britaniko
  • Arabic: الجزر البريطانية
  • Aragonese: Islas britanicas
  • Armenian: Բրիտանական կղզիներ
  • Arpitan: Iles britaniques
  • Asturian: Islles britániques
  • Azerbaijani: Britaniya adaları
  • Bashkir: Британия утрауҙары
  • Basque: Britainiar Uharte
  • Basque: Britainiar uharteak
  • Belarusian: British Isles
  • Belarusian: Брытанскія астравы
  • Belarusian: Брытанскія выспы
  • Bosnian: Britanska ostrva
  • Bulgarian: Британски острови
  • Bulgarian: Британските острови
  • Catalan: Illes Britàniques
  • Cebuano: British Isles
  • Chinese: Tāi-eng Kûn-tó
  • Chinese: 不列顛群島
  • Chinese: 不列颠和爱尔兰
  • Chinese: 不列颠群岛
  • Chinese: 大不列顛群島
  • Chinese: 英倫諸島
  • Cornish: Enesow Keltek
  • Croatian: Britanski otoci
  • Croatian: Britansko Otočje
  • Czech: Britské ostrovy
  • Czech: Britské souostroví
  • Danish: Britiske Øer
  • Danish: De Britiske Øer
  • Dimli (individual language): Adey Britanya
  • Dutch: British Isles
  • Dutch: Britse Eilanden
  • English: Atlantic Archipelago
  • English: British Isles
  • Esperanto: Brita Insularo
  • Esperanto: Brita insularo
  • Esperanto: Britaj Insuloj
  • Estonian: Briti saared
  • Estonian: Briti saarestik
  • Finnish: Britteinsaaret
  • Finnish: Brittein saaret
  • French: Iles Britaniques
  • French: Iles britanniques
  • French: Île britannique
  • French: Îles Britanniques
  • French: îles Britanniques
  • Galician: Illas Británicas
  • Galician: Illas británicas
  • Georgian: ბრიტანეთის კუნძულები
  • German: Britische Inseln
  • Greek: Βρετανικά Νησιά
  • Greek: Βρετανικές Νήσοι
  • Hebrew: האיים הבריטיים
  • Hebrew: האיים הבריטים
  • Hindi: ब्रिटेन और आयरलैण्ड
  • Hungarian: Brit-szigetek
  • Hungarian: Észak-atlanti-szigetek
  • Icelandic: Bretlandseyjar
  • Indonesian: Kepulauan Britania
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Insulas Britannic
  • Irish: Na hOileáin Ceilteach
  • Irish: Oileáin Iarthair Eorpa
  • Irish: Éire agus an Bhreatain Mhór
  • Italian: Isole britanniche
  • Italian: arcipelago britannico
  • Japanese: イギリス諸島
  • Japanese: ブリティッシュ諸島
  • Japanese: ブリテン諸島
  • Kazakh: Британ аралдары
  • Kirghiz: Британ аралдары
  • Korean: 브리튼제도
  • Korean: 브리튼 제도
  • Korean: 영국제도
  • Korean: 영국 제도
  • Latin: Insulae Britannicae
  • Latvian: Britu salas
  • Lithuanian: Britų salos
  • Lithuanian: Britų salynas
  • Lombard: Isole Britanege
  • Low German: Brietsche Inseln
  • Luxembourgish: Brittesch Inselen
  • Macedonian: Британски Острови
  • Malay: Kepulauan British
  • Manx: Ellanyn Goaldagh
  • Manx: Ny h-Ellanyn Goaldagh
  • Marathi: ब्रिटिश बेटे
  • Marathi: ब्रिटीश बेटे
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tāi-eng Kûn-tó
  • Mingrelian: ბრიტანეთიშ კოკეფი
  • Mirandese: Eilhas Británicas
  • Mirandese: Ilhas Británicas
  • Narom: Iles Britanniques
  • Narom: Îles Britanniques
  • Northern Frisian: Britisk eilunen
  • Norwegian: De britiske øyer
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Britiske øyer
  • Norwegian Bokmål: De britiske øyene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: De britiske øyer
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Dei britiske øyane
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Dei britiske øyane
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Dei britiske øyer
  • Occitan (post 1500): Illas Britanicas
  • Occitan (post 1500): Islas Britanicas
  • Persian: بریتانیا و ایرلند
  • Persian: جزایر بریتانیا
  • Piemontese: Ìsole britàniche
  • Polish: Wyspy Brytyjskie
  • Portuguese: Arquipélago britânico
  • Portuguese: Grã-Bretanha e Irlanda
  • Portuguese: Ilhas Britânicas
  • Romanian: Insulele Britanice
  • Russian: Британские острова
  • Russian: Британский архипелаг
  • Sardinian: Ìsulas Britànnicas
  • Saterfriesisch: Britiske Ailounde
  • Scots: Breetish Isles
  • Serbian: British Isles
  • Serbian: Oileáin na Breataine
  • Serbian: Британска острва
  • Serbo-Croatian: Britanska ostrva
  • Serbo-Croatian: Britanski otoci
  • Serbo-Croatian: Britansko Otočje
  • Sicilian: Ìsuli britànnichi
  • Slovak: Britské ostrovy
  • Slovenian: Britanski otoki
  • Slovenian: Britansko otočje
  • Spanish: Britanicas
  • Spanish: Británicas
  • Spanish: Gran Bretana e Irlanda
  • Spanish: Gran Bretaña e Irlanda
  • Spanish: Isla Britanica
  • Spanish: Isla Británica
  • Spanish: Islas Britanicas
  • Spanish: Islas Británicas
  • Spanish: Islas británicas
  • Spanish: Islas del Atlantico Norte
  • Spanish: Islas del Atlántico Norte
  • Swahili: Funguvisiwa ya Britania
  • Swahili: Visiwa vya Britania
  • Swedish: Brittiska öarna
  • Swedish: De brittiska öarna
  • Swiss German: Britischi Insle
  • Tagalog: Kapuluang Britaniko
  • Tajik: Ҷазираҳои Британия
  • Tamil: பிரித்தானியத் தீவுகள்
  • Tatar: Британия утраулары
  • Tatar: Британ утраулары
  • Tatar: Бөекбритания утраулары
  • Thai: British Isles
  • Thai: บริติชไอลส์
  • Tosk Albanian: Britische Inseln
  • Turkish: Britanya Adaları
  • Ukrainian: Британські острови
  • Upper Sorbian: Britiske kupy
  • Urdu: جزائر برطانیہ
  • Urdu: جزیرہ برطانیہ
  • Uzbek: Britaniya orollari
  • Vietnamese: British Isles
  • Vietnamese: Quần đảo Anh
  • Vlax Romani: Britanikane dvipa
  • Waray (Philippines): Kapuropud-an Britaniko
  • Welsh: Ynysoedd Prydain
  • Welsh: Ynysoedd Prydain ac Iwerddon
  • Welsh: Ynysoedd Prydeinig
  • Western Frisian: Britske Eilannen
  • Western Panjabi: جزائر برطانیہ
  • Wu Chinese: 不列颠群岛
  • Yiddish: בריטישע אינזלען
  • Yue Chinese: 不列顛群島
  • Britannia e Irlanda
  • Funguvisiwa la Britania

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