Parts of the United Kingdom

Name the countries, overseas territories, and crown dependencies of the United Kingdom.
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Last updated: October 1, 2015
First submittedSeptember 10, 2015
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Countries
England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Location
Overseas Territories
Cyprus
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Caribbean
Anguilla
North Atlantic
Bermuda
Antarctica
British Antarctic Territory
Indian Ocean
British Indian Ocean Territory
Caribbean
British Virgin Islands
Caribbean
Cayman Islands
South Atlantic
Falkland Islands
Iberia
Gibraltar
Caribbean
Montserrat
South Pacific
Pitcairn Islands
South Atlantic
Saint Helena, Ascension,
and Tristan da Cunha
South Atlantic
South Georgia and
the South Sandwich Islands
North Atlantic
Turks and Caicos
Location
Crown Dependencies
English Channel
Guernsey
Irish Sea
Isle of Man
English Channel
Jersey
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Level 71
Sep 10, 2015
Turks and Caicos is in the North Atlantic? I would consider it the Caribbean.
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Level 74
Sep 10, 2015
Turks and Caicos consider they are Caribbean too - their own tourism website says "Turks & Caicos Islands beckon you to an undiscovered Caribbean". I presume they're not suggesting you go somewhere else...
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Level 74
Sep 10, 2015
But that same website goes on to say "Technically, the Turks and Caicos are located in the Atlantic Ocean, not the Caribbean Sea", so I guess Quizmaster is onto something.
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Level 86
Sep 14, 2015
Yeah, the Caribbean is south of the Cuba-Hispaniola-Puerto Rico chain. Turks and Caicos are north of Hispaniola.
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Level 65
Jun 23, 2016
The southern part of TCI borders the Carribbean, and the northern part borders the Atlantic.
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Level 38
Jun 23, 2017
Look. For once and for all the Turks and Caicos islands, as well as the Cayman islands and the Bahamas are NOT in the Caribbean Sea! - Go peddle your rubbish to those who don't know any better
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Level 65
Dec 19, 2017
Bahamas and TCI are debatable, but there is no way Cayman Islands are not in the very middle of the Caribbean Sea. They are between Jamaica and Mexico.
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Level 78
Dec 19, 2017
Um, the Cayman Islands couldn't be any Caribbeaner if they tried. The words "Caribbean Sea" wrap around them on most maps.
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Level 57
Dec 19, 2017
Blimey divantilya, is there really any need to be so rude? Besides, the Cayman Isles are in the Caribbean as they are south of Cuba and not that far from Jamaica. Referring to the international organization who define the oceans and seas (the International Hydrographic Organization), the Turks and Caicos are just outside the Caribbean Sea, so Atlantic Ocean would appear to be correct, assuming that Jetpunk is following international conventions rather than oft hazy public perceptions (such as the Turks and Caicos tourist website, who are clearly using Caribbean for marketing purposes rather than following precise geographic definitions!).
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Level 57
Dec 19, 2017
Just to add: the IHO define the northern boundary of the Caribbean as the channel between Cuba and Haiti (the Windward Channel). T&C are further north than that particular channel.
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Level 76
Dec 20, 2017
I think the "North" part of "North Atlantic" is what is throwing people. True, the TCI are north of the equator, but "North Atlantic" brings to mind Iceland, Ireland, the maritime provinces of Canada and Greenland. Not so much every island north of the equator. Which is why we lazily think of everything from the Gulf of Mexico to South America as "the Caribbean" even if that is not really accurate. I tend to think that the TCI have more in common with Jamaica than Newfoundland.
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Level 78
Jul 19, 2018
Wow, divantilya, that reaction wasn't at all over the top. I like a person with fire and conviction about the really important things in life. All of those islands need to be put back where they belong. I can't imagine who moved them anyway, but I think you have straightened it out for us. Good job. Don't make eye contact and back away slowly...
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Level 81
Feb 21, 2020
Cyprus is definitely in the Caribbean Sea.
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Level 59
Oct 1, 2015
"Indian Ocean" is accepted for British Indian Ocean Territory but "Antarctic" is not accepted for British Antarctic Territory. It would make more sense if either both or neither were accepted.
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Level ∞
Oct 1, 2015
Antarctic will work now
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Level 58
Oct 1, 2015
This is what I love about jetpunk. I know no other community where I can find people I agree with so thoroughly. Of course it makes it an easy fill in answer, but as long as both have the same, or you have to type the whole thing for both, that is acceptable to us pedants.
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Level 63
Apr 24, 2020
Or find people you disagree with so strongly.
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Level 79
Oct 1, 2015
Any chance of including Chagos Archipelago or even just Diego Garcia for BIOT? The latter to my knowledge being the only inhabited island.
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Level 72
Oct 1, 2015
Yes I think at least Diego Garcia could be accepted
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Level 64
Oct 1, 2015
I kept trying Diego Garcia thinking i must have been spelling it wrong somehow
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Level ∞
Oct 1, 2015
Diego Garcia and Chagos will work now
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Level 44
Oct 1, 2015
British Antarctic Territory? None of the Antarctic claims are internationally recognized.
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Level 79
Dec 19, 2017
Never heard of it before but managed to guess it anyway.
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Level 50
Jun 3, 2018
Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands are also disputed, but they are still British territories. I think it should be included.
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Level 72
Jul 24, 2018
Gibraltar and Falkland may be disputed, but the Antarctic Territories are officialy unrecognized, even by the UK itself.
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Level 50
May 28, 2019
No, the British Antarctic Territory is recognised by the UK, and by a large number of other countries as well. What I think you are referring to is the Antarctic Treaty System, which specifies that Antarctica shall not be used for weapons testing, and shall be set aside as a preserve for scientific exploration, among other things. This does not mean that claims to parts of it are not recognised.
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Level 70
Apr 24, 2020
Yeah, what CaoMaru said. The Antarctic Treaty did not affect any claims made prior to 1961, but those afterwards would not be recognised. The seven existing claimants still stake their right to the land and use of it for research. The confusing bit is that a lot of the claims overlap.
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Level 66
Oct 1, 2015
Also, the City of London constitutes a country: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London
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Level 86
Oct 1, 2015
No, it's a separate city and county, not a separate country.
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Level 50
Oct 1, 2015
Er, I don't think that is correct. It constitutes a city (within a city) and a county, but not a country. At least, couldn't see anything in the link you gave to suggest otherwise...
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Level 50
Oct 1, 2015
Ha, we cross posted there, plattitude! (My comment was to ct)
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Level 63
Oct 2, 2015
C O U N T Y. No R. I misread that word all the time.
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Level 79
Dec 19, 2017
I know the original Sandwich Islands are now Hawaii, but I guessed sandwich islands on a lark; wasn't specific enough.
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Level 72
Dec 19, 2017
The Crown Dependencies aren't part of the UK, so really they should be removed. I can't think how you could easily rephrase the question to include them.
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Level 71
Dec 19, 2017
I second rufty tufty's comment. Whereas French dependencies are part of France UK ones are not part of the UK. The question could be phrased UK and Dependencies.
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Level 57
Dec 19, 2017
They do have an odd relationship with the UK, don't they. The UK still retains some responsibilities (such as defence) so there is some UK control over them. As they are listed under a separate category on the quiz, I can't see any issue with them appearing, it's not as if they are being shown as part of the UK proper.
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Level 50
Sep 24, 2018
I agree. If they were left off, then the overseas territories should be left off as well, which would defeat the purpose of the quiz.
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Level 49
Dec 19, 2017
What about the other 5 Channel Islands, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Brecqou and Jethou?
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Level 57
Dec 19, 2017
They are all an integral part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey
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Level 72
Dec 19, 2017
They all come under the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
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Level 60
Dec 19, 2017
Rich people choose your tax haven.
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Level 65
Dec 19, 2017
I prefer subscribing to scientology so I can guard my millions by "donating" to the "church" and taking advantage of the tax-free status and tax deductibles. And of course I'll have my friends in the "church" funnel that money back into my own projects.
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Level 36
Dec 19, 2017
Maybe accept Queen Elizabeth Land for British Antarctic Territory? Not the official name, but neither is Chagos Archipelago.
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Level 70
Apr 24, 2020
Queen Elizabeth Land is only a portion of BAT. It would be like saying England when the UK is the answer.
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Level 47
Dec 19, 2017
Is it too much to ask to accept Malvinas for Falkland in this context...
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Level 76
Dec 19, 2017
In this context certainly
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Level 72
Jul 10, 2018
You could ask the people who actually live there, see what they think.
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Level 81
Feb 21, 2020
Is it too much for you to accept who has inhabited those islands nowhere near Argentina for 200 years....in any context?
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Level 73
Dec 19, 2017
"North Atlantic" really throws you off for Turks & Caicos. North Atlantic refers to Iceand, Faroe Islands, etc. This should be changed.
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Level 76
Dec 20, 2017
Well, it is north of the equator. But you are right, North Atlantic is Titanic territory. Brrr. It is easy to think of everything from the Gulf of Mexico to the north shore of South America as "The Caribbean" however technically wrong that is.
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Level 70
Apr 24, 2020
The North Atlantic is the northern half of the Atlantic Ocean, i.e. the half above the equator. The T&C are north of the equator, and in the Atlantic. Don't know what the issue is.
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Level 65
Dec 24, 2017
Not sure why I did it, but I spent ages on different spellings of Isle of Wight before I moved on.
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Level 75
Dec 27, 2017
I missppellled a bunche of the asnwers on this quize.
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Level 81
Jan 25, 2018
Anyone know how the +1 thing works? I want to give the person above a whole lot of support. Clerely they need hellp
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Level 55
Jul 2, 2020
It's just the heart on the top left corner of the comment.
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Level 27
Feb 16, 2018
Northern Ireland is not a country in the United Kingdom. It's a province.
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Level 69
Sep 24, 2018
Scotland, England and Wales as well as Northern Ireland are not 'Sovereign Countries' in the sense of a Nation. All are part of the United Kingdom (UK) which is a Sovereign Nation. Much as Hawaii is a State of USA not a country in it's own right. (although many Hawaiians think of themselves as such).
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Level 50
May 28, 2019
Yes, that's true, but Northern Ireland is a province within the UK, while England and Scotland are countries (not sovereign) and Wales is........complicated.
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Level 42
Apr 24, 2020
Malbaby that's just misleading. I wish people would stop trying to compare everything to Hawaii. Scotland, Wales and England are constituent countries within the UK, but Northern Ireland has never been a constituent country, it is a province. It doesn't even have an official flag.
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Level 42
Apr 24, 2020
"However the ISO list of the subdivisions of the UK, compiled by British Standards and the UK's Office for National Statistics, uses "country" to describe England, Scotland, and Wales. Northern Ireland, in contrast, is described as a "province" in the same lists." - Wikipedia
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Level 70
Apr 24, 2020
It's not an 'anything'. None of the 4 main constituents of the UK are officially described using any terms (e.g. country, province, region). However, they are colloquially referred to as countries, and that's what the vast majority of inhabitants would call them.
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Level 51
Mar 22, 2018
Is there one of these for France?
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Level 82
Apr 24, 2020
There is. You can find it over here.
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Level 28
Jun 23, 2019
Really? Only 93% of people knew that England was in the UK? And yet the other 7% still chose to do the quiz XD
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Level 67
Aug 30, 2019
Got pitcairn, but not gibraltar, falklands, bermuda or anything lower than that..
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Level 58
Apr 24, 2020
QM could you consider IOM as a type in for Isle of Man please?
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Level 47
Apr 24, 2020
What about Cook Islands?
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Level 55
Apr 24, 2020
Cook Islands are in free association with New Zealand.
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Level 46
Apr 24, 2020
0/10 Didn't accept Jabal Tariq for Gibraltar >:(
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Level 63
Apr 25, 2020
What do you mean 0/10? And this isn't an Arabic quiz.
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Level 58
Apr 27, 2020
I know you're trying to flex your cool fact that it was originally an Arabic name, which the Spanish later translated to Gibraltar... But it obviously wasn't going to work was it, as you sure know with a quiz score of 45, Jetpunk looks for English names, or at least commonly used names. And why would you even try it anyway? As I say, I think that's just your way of saying look at me I know a fact - so fair play to you then!
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Level 44
Apr 24, 2020
How is the Isle of Wight not a crown dependency and the Isle of Man is?
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Level 55
Apr 24, 2020
Isle of Wight is an integral part of England.
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Level 63
Apr 25, 2020
No, the Emperor of Botswana is correct.
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Level 62
May 9, 2020
Pretty sure Northern Ireland is a province and not a country...