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Great Britain


  • [In 1536 Wales was united with England to form England and Wales. In 1707 Scotland was united with England and Wales to form Great Britain.]
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  • Codes

    • e-uk---
  • Variants

    • Storbritannien
    • Anglia
    • Wielka Brytania
    • Nagy-Britannia
    • United Kingdom
    • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
    • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    • Grande-Bretagne
    • Angliyah
    • Briṭanyah
    • Velikobritanii︠a︡
    • Saharātchaʻānāčhak
    • Marea Britanie
    • Grossbritannien
    • Prydain Fawr
    • Royaume-Uni
    • Iso-Britannia
    • Yhdistynyt kuningaskunta
    • Förenade kungariket
    • Grã-Bretanha
    • בריטניה
    • イギリス
    • Igirisu
    • Briṭena
  • Additional Information

    • Descriptor

        Country
    • Descriptor

        Countries (sovereign states)
    • Descriptor

        Kingdoms (political administrative bodies)
    • Descriptor

        Nations
    • Descriptor

        Island nations
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        Nation
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        State
    • Descriptor

        State
    • Associated Locale

        England
    • Associated Locale

        Europe
    • Associated Language

        English
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  • Related Terms

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

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  • Earlier Established Forms

  • Sources

    • found: Marx, F. L'administration locale en Grande-Bretagne, 1972:t.p. (Grande-Bretagne)
    • found: Yehude Angliyah ba-ʻet ha-ḥadashah, 1981:t.p. (Angliyah)
    • found: Tolkowsky, S. Yoman Tsiyoni medini, 1981:index (Briṭanyah)
    • found: Sŭvet za prav. i trans. na geog. imena (Bulgaria). Spisŭk na transkribiranite geografski imena ot Velikobritanii︠a︡ i Severna Irlandii︠a︡, 1983.
    • found: Phiphat Thaiʻārī. Nayōbāi læ krabūankān prǣrūp ... 1986:t.p. (Saharātchaʻānāčhak)
    • found: Dobrinescu, V.F. Diplomația României, Titulescu și Marea Britanie, 1991:t.p. (Marea Britanie)
    • found: Grossbritannien, c1995.
    • found: Adroddiad blynyddol a chyfrifon, Cymru, 1999-2000:p. 146 caption (Prydain Fawr) p. 147 caption (Great Britain)
    • found: La France et le Royaume-Uni dans un monde en mutation, 2005.
    • found: GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009(civil; 52°09ʹ41ʺN 000°42ʹ11ʺW)
    • found: Britannica academic, viewed on July 14, 2016:Act of Union (went in to effect on May 1, 2017; the union of England and Scotland under the name Great Britain) Wales (Wales was formally joined to England by the Act of Union of 1536)
    • found: Wikipedia, August 6, 2018(The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe; includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands; consists of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)
    • found: YSO places, via WWW, August 6, 2018(United Kingdom; Iso-Britannia (Finnish), variant: Yhdistynyt kuningaskunta; Storbritannien (Swedish), variant: Förenade kungariket) - http://finto.fi/yso-paikat/en/page/p104990
    • found: National Library of Brazil, in VIAF, August 6, 2018(Grã-Bretanha)
    • found: National Library of Israel, in VIAF, August 6, 2018(בריטניה = Briṭanyah)
    • found: Web NDL authorities, August 6, 2018(イギリス = Igirisu) - https://id.ndl.go.jp/auth/ndlna/00871900
    • found: Pravāsī Hindī sāhitya aura Briṭena, 2022:t.p. (Briṭena)
  • General Notes

    • [In 1536 Wales was united with England to form England and Wales. In 1707 Scotland was united with England and Wales to form Great Britain.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Non-Latin script references not evaluated.]
    • [SUBJECT USAGE: This heading is used for works on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which comprises England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, as well as works on the island of Great Britain. Works on the Republic of Ireland and on the island of the British Isles called Ireland are entered under Ireland. Works on the non-jurisdictional island group comprising the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, and smaller adjacent islands are entered under the subject heading British Isles.]
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  • Change Notes

    • 1979-04-23: new
    • 2023-08-10: revised
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