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By Matt Rosenberg, About.com GuideFebruary 11, 2006
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what about the capitols of Scotland and Wales
scotland and wales aren’t countries you dumbass. The only reason Ireland has a capital is because its northern Ireland, which is not part of the United Kingdom as Wales and Scotland are.
if it’s not a country then why does it have it’s own style of currency (scottish pounds) own language (welsh and gaelic) and capitals and why do they have differnet sporting teams to England? They are most certainly countries.
ireland has a capitol cuz its a country not cuz of northern island dumbass…..
I think you should check before calling people dumbasses when you yourself are incorrect. It really does make you look like one yourself. Northern Ireland belongs to England.
I noticed when I looked for the regions of Italy that Sardinia was not included. The last info I had on the subject is this. Has this changed? I would also like to know why you display a World Atlas and map site on your site that never has anything to offer?
Great Britain is the term used for the island containing the contiguous nations¹ of England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain is used to distinguish Britain from Brittania Minor, or Brittany, in France. The term “Great Britain” was officially used only after King James I (who was also James VI of Scotland) acceded to the throne of England and Wales in 1603, styling himself King of Great Britain, although legislative union between Scotland and England did not take place until 1707
England, Scotland and Wales together with the province of Northern Ireland, form the country officially known as “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” or simply the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom came into being in 1801 following the Irish Union, although the greater part of Ireland gained independence in 1921 to form the Irish Republic (or Eire). The majority of the people in Northern Ireland have wished to remain part of the U.K., although a minority wish unification with the Irish Republic.
The term “England” is sometimes erroneously used by both natives of England (the English) and those outside our country to refer to the United Kingdom. Natives of the other constituent nations of the U.K. find such usage offensive, so it is best avoided! Although there is no adjective for the “United Kingdom” the term “British” is acceptable, although has to be used with care and sensitivity in Northern Ireland, where one section of the community would be happy being so-described, whereas the other would most definitely regard themselves as “Irish”.
So Joe there you are Wales Northern Ireland and Scotland are countries. so think before you speak and research and you will be a bit smarter the next time.
How can you call Northern Ireland a province and say that Scotland Whales and Northern Ireland make up the country of the United Kingdom, and then call each individual one a country. All three, along with England make up the United Kingdom. They have their own currency, language and so on because they are culturally and historically different. Just because they are all part of the same country doesn’t mean all parts are the same, or need to be.
My son is preparing for Geography book & is reading “the Geography Bee, complete [preparation handbook ,1st edition,publishhed in 2002).He found a few errors in 1001 questions. Here they are-
1. Question #846, It says that Great smoky mt NP is located in Ky & TN . Shouldn’t it be NC & TN?
2.Q# 109, Which state with a capital of Montpelier is located East of NH -VT or PA ? VT is located to the west of NH.
3.There is no mention of “East Timor”in the list of countries when you ‘ve said that East Timor gained independece from Indonesia in 2002.
DearMattRosenberg, French Guinea is not in your website of countries and there capitals.It was independent from France in 1958.If you can add it to your website of countries and thier capitals it would be very good. Thank you
french guniea gained independence in 1958.how come it is not on your website?
french guniea is independent.how come it is not ony your website contries and thier capitals?
The capital of Scotlnad is Edinburgh and the Capital of Wales is Cardiff.
you know you guys gave mae the answer
for school homework
Scotland and Wales are countries you genius!!proves u know what you’re talking about!haha
this comment is to joe”not so”cool!haha
sorry for beeing rude im just a bit pissed off…please do excuse me=]
pakistan is the greatest all over the world
what is ulan Bator the capital of?
the capital of grenada is st.george (grenada is located in the caribbean)
French Guinea is on the list as Guinea, because that’s its name…. Scotland and Wales are “countries,” but this is a list of sovereign nations (commonly called countries because most sovereign nations are countries and most countries are sovereign nations).
Cardiff is Wales’s capital
actually Guinea is a west African nation, but then again everyone does always forget about Africa.
England, Wales, Scotland, Northern ireland make up the United Kingdom. This 4 countries can stand on their own but they unite to form the UK. They av their own language, culture and so on……………….
Dude joecool is completely wrong the capital of scotland is edinburgh and wales is cardiff
What about Curacao and Aruba
Curacao : willemstad
Aruba : Oranjestad
and also Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten : Philipsburg
hey what`s the capital of Albania it`s Tirane
Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten are not countries. They are administrative regions of the Netherlands and so are not on the list.
Dare you to go to a Scottish or Welsh pub and declare that they aren’t countries in their own right, go on!
y nt england,scotland and wales are nt listed with capitals even though they do have their own currencies…….
just let me know plz……..
what is the capital of panama
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