Wrong! Although quite often those 3 terms are used interchangeably, it is incorrect to do so. The U.K. is an independent country that consists of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Island. Great Britain refers to an island that is part of the U.K. that contains England, Wales, and Scotland. England is located in the southern part of Great Britain. Ireland is not part of Great Britain or the U.K. Let's test your knowledge of this geographic area.