Do you know difference between the UK and GB?

The nation flag of England
The nation flag of England

Over half of Blackpool residents unsure how many countries make up United Kingdom.

We may know a lot about the Greek Islands, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands.

Walkers at the summit of Mount Snowdon in Snowdonia, Wales.

Walkers at the summit of Mount Snowdon in Snowdonia, Wales.

But it appears Blackpool residents seem to have very little knowledge about the geography of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, according to a new travel report from national hotel chain, Travelodge.

Apparently, 55 per cent of seaside dwellers don’t know how many countries make up the United Kingdom.

A further 19 per cent of Blackpool residents admit their geography knowledge just isn’t up to scratch.

So we hit the streets to see if the survey was correct - and put you to the test.

A devout Scot!

A devout Scot!

Richard Phillips, 39, of South Shore, said: “Well definitely England, Wales and Scotland. I’m pretty sure there’s one more, I have a feeling it’s Northern Ireland but that can’t be right?”

Similarly Teresa Lambert, 26, of Blackpool said: “I’m not really sure, it’s so confusing sometimes. England, Scotland, Wales and all of Ireland I think?”

The hotel chain surveyed 3,000 British adults to test their national geography knowledge and findings revealed that over a third of Britons (36%) and 34% of locals were unable to tell the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain.

Billie Thomas, 29, from Bispham said: “Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England obviously and the Jersey Islands isn’t it?”

However, Steven Ellis, 42 from Blackpool came up top trumps with his quick-fire knowledge, he said: “That’s easy, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, next question.”

When it came to other parts of the British Crown, 24 per cent of adults across the UK were unaware where The Channel Islands were located and 31 per cent could not locate the Isle of Man.

When asked, 19 per cent thought that Channel Islands were located in the North Sea, and 10 per cent thought that the Isle of Man was located in the Thames Estuary.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman said: “It is concerning that so many British adults have poor geography knowledge. This report has revealed that there is still a huge part of the UK yet to be discovered by Britons especially some of the 6,000 islands that surround mainland Britain.

“Britons need to swot up and start learning with their feet and go off the beaten track.”

Q. United Kingdom and Great Britain - what’s the difference?

A. The United Kingdom (UK) comprises four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Great Britain doesn’t include Northern Ireland