Trivia Crack Answer: 4
About the number of countries in the United Kingdom
There are 4 countries in the United Kingdom. The number of countries in the United Kingdom is often confusing. The whole island of Great Britain is part of the United Kingdom. This state includes the three countries of England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland is also a part of the United Kingdom, totaling 4 countries in the sovereign state. Ireland itself is not a part of the United Kingdom, after a long and vicious struggle in the early part of the 20th century. The United Kingdom also owns 17 territories, including Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, Gibraltar and the Cayman Islands, among others. The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head. Ireland split from the United Kingdom so that it could have its own representation. Northern Ireland chose to stay with the United Kingdom, keeping the number of countries in the United Kingdom at 4. Scotland recently has a vote over with to stay with or separate from the United Kingdom. Although a close vote, Scotland did elect to remain with the United Kingdom. It is often forgotten that Wales is a separate country, but it has been since 1056. The union of these countries began in 1707 with the Acts of Union.