England is a country that is a constituent of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea is located northwest of England, and the Celtic Sea is located southwest. The North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south divide England from continental Europe. The country encompasses five-eighths of the North Atlantic island of Great Britain, as well as over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.