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Great Britain: Island in the North Atlantic off the northwest coast of continental Europe
Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. In 2011, Great Britain had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan. The island of Ireland is situated to the west of Great Britain, and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the British Isles archipelago.


Coronavirus: M25/M1 juction quiet during lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus: M25/M1 juction quiet during lockdown

The M25/M1 motorway junction near St Albans in Hertfordshire, which joins two of Britan's busiest motorways, shows less traffic than normal ahead of the Easter school holidays as the UK continues in..

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