The map above demonstrates the difference between the British Isles, United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England. While the terms are often used interchangeably they actually mean different things.
Ireland’s Catastrophic Population Decline 1841-51 Due To The Potato Famine
This map shows the catastrophic decline in the population of Ireland during the decade from 1841 to 1851. The census taken in 1841 recorded a population of 8,175,124, while the 1851 census counted 6,552,385, a drop of over 1.5 million in 10 years.