Great Britain

Great Britain (commonly shortened to Britain) is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the north-west coast of continental Europe, consisting of the countries England, Scotland and Wales. With an area of , it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island and the ninth-largest island in the world..}} It is dominated by a maritime climate with narrow temperature differences between seasons. The island of Ireland, with an area 40 per cent that of Great Britain, is to the west—these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands and named substantial rocks, form the British Isles archipelago.

Connected to mainland Europe until 9,000 years ago by a landbridge now known as Doggerland, Great Britain has been inhabited by modern humans for around 30,000 years. In 2011, it had a population of about , making it the world's third-most-populous island after Honshu in Japan and Java in Indonesia, and the most populated island outside of Asia.

The term "Great Britain" can also refer to the political territory of England, Scotland and Wales, which includes their offshore islands. This territory and Northern Ireland constitute the United Kingdom. The single Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the 1707 Acts of Union between the kingdoms of England (which at the time incorporated Wales) and Scotland. Provided by Wikipedia
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    The balance of the sanctuary: or, Sacheverell weigh'd and found light by Great Britain

    Published 1710
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    An epistle to Archibald Hutcheson, Esq / by Freeholder of Great-Britain

    Published 1722
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    Australasia by Great Britain Foreign Office

    Published 1823
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    The letters and diplomatic instructions of Queen Anne / by Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714

    Published 1968
    “…Great Britain. Sovereign (1702-1714 : Anne)…”
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