THE UNITED KINGDOM

The United Kingdom (or the UK) is also known as
Great Britain. This political name unites England, Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland
(or Eire) is a separate country.

NATIONAL SYMBOLS

The Union Jack: is a composition of the three flags of England (St George’s cross: red on white), Scotland (St Andrew’s cross: white on blue), Wales (St David’s Cross: white and red). Northern Ireland is not represented.
John Bull: represents the typical Englishman, supposed to have
a brave and independent character. He is a fat man with a red face,
wearing a top hat, a waistcoat and high boots.
Britannia: is the figure of a woman representing Britain as a victorious
maritime nation.
London 2013